Roman Abramovich has reportedly moved one step closer to a quick-fire sale of Chelsea after a takeover consortium completed their line-up.
Following much speculation, the Russian billionaire announced on Wednesday that he intends to sell the Premier League club after 18 years at the helm.
Earlier that same day, reports suggested Abramovich was asking for a whopping fee in the region of £3billion for the west London club.
The billionaire owner was believed to be eyeing a quick sale of his beloved Blues and he’s reportedly moved one step closer to achieving that aim following the assembly of a take-over consortium.
According to Blick, an American-Swiss consortium involving Todd Boehly and Hansjorg Wyss have found other partners to complete their line-up.
Negotiations between the takeover party and Abramovich have reportedly already begun as the current Chelsea owner eyes up a speedy exchange of hands.
Imfeld reports that the American-Swiss consortium are confident progress will be made over the coming weekend and a deal could be finalised – and subsequently announced – as early as Monday.
Swiss billionaire Wyss claimed on Wednesday that he had been offered the chance to join Chelsea’s takeover bid by Abramovich on Wednesday.
Wyss told Blick: “Like all other oligarchs, he is also in a panic. Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England.
“He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.”
Abramovich’s rush to sell comes days after talk of potential sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.