Premier League side Chelsea have received a financial lifeline after the UK government gave them permission to receive a £30m cash injection.
Reports say that the club’s special license was amended on Wednesday, altering the rules placed against them, and are now able to pay their players for the month.
After Abramovich was sanctioned two weeks ago, Chelsea were unable to take part in any sort of trading that would see money move in or out of the club. This included contract negotiations, transfer talks and even the sale of match tickets to fans.
According to the Daily Mail, the UK treasury has given parent company Fordstram the permission to inject the funds for the players’ wages and any other outgoings with fans now also able to buy tickets to away matches in all competitions.
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UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston also confirmed the move, saying: “The Government has today made alterations to the license to Chelsea Football club so that fans will be able to access tickets to away matches, cup games, and women’s fixtures.
The revenue from these tickets however will go to organizers or Ukraine charities, rather than the club.