Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering selling the club as he faces the threat of sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
The Telegraph claims that the Russian is set to receive offers for Chelsea by the end of this week, with at least three parties interested in buying the Blues.
The 55-year-old has already attempted to hand over the day-to-day running of Chelsea to the club’s charitable foundation but the trustees are yet to accept his proposal, with some considering quitting.
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Chelsea have always maintained the club is not for sale but the Telegraph says Abramovich could be left with no other option. The Russian who has previously turned down offers worth £2.2billion is still free to provide financial backing, having loaned the club £1.5billion since buying it in 2003.
With the uncertainties, the club’s transfer plans are likely to be heavily reliant on player sales again this summer regardless of Abramovich’s decision to take a step back.