The sale of Chelsea has been thrown into doubt over disagreements about what will happen to the £2.5billion the club is expected to be sold for.

The UK government will not allow Chelsea to be sold unless it is completely certain Roman Abramovich will not receive any of the proceeds.

Two months ago Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale and said he would not be asking for his loans to the club to be repaid and all the proceeds would go to a charitable foundation for “all the victims of the war in Ukraine”.

  • Boehly consortium to be named preferred bidder to buy Chelsea
  • Pickford heroics see Everton past Chelsea to boost survival hopes
  • Chelsea fixtures | Get Sky Sports | Download the Sky Sports App

Abramovich was sanctioned by the government on March 10, preventing him from doing any business in the UK.

But the sale of Chelsea is being conducted by the Raine Group, an investment bank appointed by Abramovich, and he will have the final say on who buys the club.

The government is aware of attempts to restructure any potential deal in a way which could see Abramovich receive the £1.5billion he has loaned the club through its parent company Fordstam Limited.

The government has to issue a special license for Chelsea to be sold and it would not do so if any of the proceeds were going to Abramovich or towards paying back the loans he is owed by the club.

Also See:

  • Chelsea fixtures

  • Get Sky Sports

  • Get NOW to stream big moments

  • Live football on Sky Sports this week

Chelsea’s government license to operate runs out on May 31 and they are facing the prospect of going out of business unless the club is sold or the license is extended.

The Premier League are meeting on June 8 to constitute the new season.

Chelsea and Abramovich have declined to comment.

Win £250,000 with Super 6!

Another Saturday, another chance to win £250,000 with Super 6. Play for free, entries by 3pm

Sourse: skysports.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here