Updated: 13 April 2022
Several reports claim that Roman Abramovich (Russian-Israeli billionaire) is preparing to sell the prestigious Football Club Chelsea after the threat of sanctions forces his hand through his association with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Although Roman has yet to be sanctioned by Britain, European Union, or the USA and insists that he hasn’t done anything wrong, the Russian oligarch is fearing potential sanctions due to the invasion of Ukraine.
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Russian-Israeli billionaire Abramovich is understood to want to retain his ownership of the Football club Chelsea, but that could effectively prove close to impossible should the British Government impose sanctions on Abramovich, who has owned the west London club since 2003.
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Who Could Buy Chelsea F.C?
Saudi Prince, Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz has expressed interest in buying Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea in the coming days. Saudi Prince has the desire of owning a football club in Europe.
Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss claims he has been offered the chance to buy Abramovich’s, Chelsea, as UK parliament hears that Roman is hastily selling his UK properties.
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How Much Would It Cost To Buy Chelsea?
The asking price for Chelsea is said to be $3.5bn (£2.6 billion) which is significantly more than the $400m (£300m) that Roman Abramovich originally bought Chelsea for. The club price will cover the £1.5bn ($2bn) debt that the Russian has pumped into the west Londoners over the last 19 years.
How Long Has Abramovich Owned Chelsea?
Roman has owned football club, Chelsea, for almost 19 years and has claimed an incredible 21 trophies over his almost two-decade spell. According to various sources, Chelsea F.C owner Roman Abramovich’s net worth is estimated at $14 to $15 billion