Billionaire Roman Abramovich denies £1.6 billion in debt collection against Chelsea
“Because of the rumors that have surfaced in the media, we would like to clarify a few points. Firstly, Mr. Roman Abramovich did not change his mind to donate the proceeds from the sale Chelsea for charity.
From the very first announcement, Abramovich’s team reached out to high-ranking representatives from the United Nations and major global charities about this. Experts had discussions with representatives of the British Government and presented plans.
Mr. Abramovich was not involved in this and has delegated full authority to leading experts with many years of experience working in humanitarian organizations.“, the announcement from Roman Abramovich emphasized that the donation of the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea to charities, while the Russian billionaire himself will not receive a dime.
Page The Times Reportedly, Abramovich wants to recover the £1.6 billion debt he lent to Chelsea during his 19 years in power at the club. This could deter new Chelsea investors.
However, Abramovich denied this information. The Chelsea billionaire just wants the club transition to take place as soon as possible so that the Stamford Bridge team can escape British sanctions.
“UMBRELLAMr. Abramovich did not ask Chelsea to repay any loans. Information about Abramovich raising the price of Chelsea is also completely untrue. Abramovich always wanted to find a good owner for Chelsea. He encouraged contractors to commit to investing in the club, including maintaining the youth academy, the women’s team, redevelopment of the infrastructure as well as maintaining the work of the Chelsea foundation.
After sanctions from the UK and EU, the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea and the club’s debt are subject to a legal process controlled by the authorities. In other words, Mr. Abramovich has no control over the proceeds of the sale of Chelsea.
However, Abramovich is still committed to finding the best owner for Chelsea and ensuring that the proceeds will be used for a legitimate purpose.“, the representative of billionaire Abramovich confirmed.
Currently Chelsea is still in the process of transferring. The US-Swiss alliance of billionaire Todd Boehly was announced to have won the race to own the club.
According to TelegraphThe two remaining candidates competing to buy Chelsea are billionaire Stephen Pagliuca (owner of Atalanta and Boston Celtic basketball team) and Sir Martin Broughton (former chairman of British Airways) have both received notices of refusal from Raine Group. – the company authorized to sell Chelsea.
If the transfer process goes smoothly before May 31, Chelsea will be able to lift the British ban, thereby transferring and doing business as usual.
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