The future of Chelsea football club has appeared in the news in recent months. This is amid growing reports that Roman Abramovich could be prepared to sell up.
Roman Abramovich has been having issues obtaining a visa to allow him back into the United Kingdom (politics, aye?). This has led to an increase in speculation that he could be prepared to sell up.
The west London outfit had initially delayed their plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge in May. Chelsea blamed this on an “unfavourable investment climate”. It remains to be seen if the club will still go ahead with it at some point.
However, talk about a possible sale of Chelsea continues to be rife. Reports suggest that the Russian billionaire owner wants £3 billion for the club.
However, other reports have since denied that the Russian has any intention of cashing in on the team.
The 51-year-old, who has owned the Blues since 2003, is believed to still be as committed to the project at Stamford Bridge after 15 years at the helm. This is despite the problems he currently has trying to get a visa.
Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen is thought to have emerged as a potential buyer, whilst Jim Ratcliffe has also been credited with a possible interest.