Media: Abramovich gets green light for Chelsea
After the far-reaching sanctions against the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the future of the reigning Champions League winner FC Chelsea is acute in danger. But apparently there is new hope for the blues, as soon as possible all connections to the oligarch.
For FC Chelsea, the location becomes more precarious. After the British government had set the club owner Abramovich at the top of her sanction list, the card house fell together more and more in recent days.
Only main sponsor Three expanded advertising, also Squirrel Nike could report according to Lossagen. Then the ticket sales were stopped, not even the fan shop could open. Transfers and contract renewals are also no longer possible, the athletic future is on the game. In the event of alert, the Chelsea fans last posted the message that the accounts and credit cards of the World Cup winner were frozen.
Thus, the blues have no access to their finances, even player salaries can no longer be paid out. Bank Barclays stated that the special license issued by the British Government must first be examined for the maintenance of the game operation first.
The problem: In the eyes of the bank there is still a direct connection between Abramovich and the Premier League club, shops with the Russian oligarch are no longer permitted.
Abramovich had officially communicated after the announcement of sanctions that he no longer wants to adjust the club and passes the possession of the trustees of a Chelsea Foundation.
American billionaires offer around the FC Chelsea
However, as the “Telegraph” reports on Saturday morning, there is a new hope for the football club. Accordingly, Roman Abramovich has received green light for a sale of FC Chelsea.
At the end of the coming week, the incoming offers are to be examined, it says. The whole thing should be handled over the bank Raine.
According to several bidders, according to the report, have so far emerged as a possible new owners of the club. The consortium of the US businessman Todd Boehly should have submitted an offer in the amount of 2.4 to 3 billion euros.
But the British billionaire Nick Candy as well as the former US Ambassador in the United Kingdom Woody Johnson, at the same time owner of the New York Jets, as well as Chicago-Cubs owner Tom Ricketts should continue to show interest.