Roman Abramovich Puts Chelsea Up For Sale With A Whooping £4 Billion Valuation. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put the club up for sale, inviting interested parties to submit bids for the defending European champions. Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss claims to be one of four prospective buyers invited to acquire the club from Abramovich.
According to reports, the Russian-Israeli businessman is seeking roughly £4 billion for the club but is unlikely to attract more than £2 billion. The UK government is apparently contemplating penalizing the Blues’ present owner in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Anticipating repercussions, Abramovich is rumored to be considering selling all of his assets in the United Kingdom, including his beloved football club.
According to Wyss, Abramovich is “in a panic” and is attempting to sell all of his assets in the country. Speaking to Swiss publication Blick he said;
“Like all other oligarchs, he (Abramovich) 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.”
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Wyss indicated that Abramovich’s asking price is too high and that he would only be willing to buy Chelsea as part of a partnership of six or seven people.
“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. You know, Chelsea owe him £2 billion. As of today, we don’t know the exact selling price. I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners. But I have to examine the general conditions first. But what I can already say: I’m definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then with a consortium consisting of six to seven investors.” Added Wyss.
Neither the west London outfit nor Wyss’ spokesperson has responded to Wyss’ claims. Abramovich recently decided to hand over control of the club to trustees, but he still owns it. If Wyss’ claims are true, the Blues might have a new owner before the start of the Premier League game on Saturday.