Chelsea takeover offers ‘prepared’ as Roman Abramovich’s future questioned

Chelsea takeover offers 'prepared' as Roman Abramovich's future questioned

Investors are reportedly preparing offers for Chelsea amid uncertainty around Roman Abramovic’s future at the club.

Labour MP Chris Bryant this week said in the House of Commons that the Russian billionaire should be banned from owning the Premier League side.

It came after Vladimir Putin, who is said to be pals with Abramovich, ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine although it is not suggested he has any involvement.

Now Bloomberg reports that investors and private equity firms, stemming from the US, have a firm interest in buying the Premier League club, which is valued at around £1.5billion.

Abramovich, who bought Chelsea in 2003 after making his fortune in oil, is thought to have a net worth of £9.7billion.

Meanwhile, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel was recently quizzed about whether UEFA’s recent decision to strip Russia of the Champions League from St Petersburg to Paris was the right call amid the growing conflict from Russia to Ukraine.

The German boss said:“’Yes, a clear yes (it was the right decision). And sadly I think it’s the worst reason to have to change a location.The German boss said:“’Yes, a clear yes (it was the right decision). And sadly I think it’s the worst reason to have to change a location.

We feel horrible about it in general and it clouds our minds and our focus, of course. I can absolutely understand the decision. There are things more important.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hit Russia with what he described as “largest and most severe” sanctions but so far Abramovich has evaded any penalty.

Chelsea owner’s daughter Sofia, 27, recently posted a meme on Instagram blasting Putin for initiating war with Ukraine.

The image showed Putin with the caption: “The biggest and most successful lie of the Kremlin’s propaganda is that most Russians stand with Putin.”

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