American investors intend to buy Chelsea from Abramovich amid events in Ukraine.
A group of US investors is preparing an offer to buy London Chelsea from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich amid military operation in Ukraine Read us in news news Roman Abramovich (center) (Photo: globallookpress) A group of US investors plans to buy a controlling stake in the London football club Chelsea from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the near future amid sanctions against Russia for a special operation in the Donbass , Bloomberg reports .
A group of companies, including those from the United States, is preparing a formal offer for a deal for a Russian businessman. According to the source, the success of the deal is facilitated by the sanctions that the US and the UK have announced against Russia and a number of large Russian companies. Chelsea players beat Lille in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League Football
At the moment, Abramovich is not on the sanctions list, but this may change. For example, British MP from the Labor Party Chris Bryant called on the country's government to take away the London club from the Russian businessman.
The total amount of the deal for the sale of Chelsea could be 1.9 billion euros.
Abramovich's representative declined to comment on this issue for RBC.
Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and has turned the London club into one of Europe's most successful football ventures. After the arrival of the Russian, Chelsea won the championship and the FA Cup five times, and also won the Champions League and the Europa League twice.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation by Russian troops in the Donbass.