A fresh update on the future of Chelsea Football Club has emerged on Wednesday.
101 covered reports on Tuesday that claimed Roman Abramovich will receive bids to sell Chelsea this week with at least three parties circling the Stamford Bridge club in the belief the Russian billionaire, for the first time, will consider a sale.
This of course comes less than a week after Chelsea released a statement confirming that Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea, confirmed his intention to ‘give trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC’.
Swiss billionaire reveals Chelsea FC approach
Even after Tuesday’s news, though, there were still likely some Chelsea fans who were doubting whether Abramovic would actually look to sell the club.
Now though, fresh reports on Wednesday point towards the very real possibility of Abramovich selling Chelsea.
As per the Telegraph, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss has confirmed he is one of the parties who has been given the opportunity to make an offer for Chelsea:
“Like all other oligarchs, he (Abramovich) is also in a panic. Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England,” Wyss stated. “He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.
“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. You know, Chelsea owe him £2bn.
“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.”
In terms of a potential fee, the Telegraph report that interested parties are thought to have been told that Abramovich wants around £4bn for Chelsea.