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'He wants out quick' - The latest on Roman Abramovich's potential sale of Chelsea as Connor McGregor expresses interest


 

Chelsea is increasingly likely to be sold by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as he looks to relinquish his English assets before they get frozen as sanctions by international opponents ramp up following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Rory Smith, of The Times, has revealed that any potential buyers of the west London club have been told to make their bids ready by Friday. Roman Abramovich reportedly initially demanded between £3 and £4 billion for a sale, but that number is expected to continue dropping almost by the hour as the Russian oligarch looks to ditch his assets and flee with what he can.

Matt Law, the generally reliable reporter from The Telegraph, reports that a conglomerate of American billionaire Todd Boehly and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss are expected to make a bid imminently, potentially even ahead of the Friday deadline.

Meanwhile, MMA star Conor McGregor also took to social media to express an interest in buying the club, but is unlikely to have the financial capacity to do so.

Roman Abramovich reportedly currently levers £1.5 billion worth of club debt over Chelsea, which could make any potential sale complicated.

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Ben Browning

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