Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' wanted to buy Chelsea

Guzman after his recapture
Guzman after his recapture

Reports in the Spanish press claim that recaptured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman fancied buying Chelsea.

Sport say that the man reputed to be the world's biggest drug trafficker loves football and he wanted to use his vast wealth to buy the London club.

Police discovered this as they were searching for information about 'El Chapo' following his escape from a Mexican prison in July 2015.

The drug lord was recaptured last week after a deadly raid by Mexican authorities on the house he was hiding in.

The Mexican's wealth was estimated at $1billion but the most recent value of Chelsea placed it in the region of $1.3billion.

However, even if he could stump up the cash, his bid would surely fail the Premier League's 'fit and proper person' test for buying a club.