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Abramovic puts Chelsea up for sale

Abramovic puts Chelsea up for sale

Roman Abramovic confirms that he has put Chelsea up for sale and has repaid the 1.5 1.5 billion loan he has given to the club.

Billionaires Hansjorg Wyss and Todd Boehly are part of a partnership that is trying to buy the Premier League team. Sources say another group is preparing to make an offer this week.

Abramovic confirmed his plans to sell the football club in a statement tonight and said all proceeds from the sale would be donated to a charity which would be focused "on helping all war victims". in Ukraine ". He also said that he would not ask for the money he has lent to Chelsea since he bought the club in 2003 to be repaid.

Abramovic said:

I have always made decisions with the best interest of the club I have in my heart. Therefore, in the current situation, I have made the decision to sell the club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the club, the fans, the employees, as well as the sponsors and partners of the club.

Earlier on February 24 in the British Parliament Chris Bryant, a Labor MP, proposed that Great Britain confiscate Abramovic's assets and no longer own the football club after being identified as linked to Putin.

This request came right after the Russian occupation of Ukraine, as part of the sanctions that Great Britain, the US and other Western countries began to take against Putin.