Abramovich puts Chelsea FC up for sale

Abramovich puts Chelsea FC up for sale

Russian businessman Roman Abramovich has announced a decision to sell Chelsea Football Club, an English professional football team based in London, the press service said.

"I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the Club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club’s sponsors and partners," Abramovich wrote.

"Please know that this has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, and it pains me to part with the Club in this manner. However, I do believe this is in the best interest of the Club," he said.

The Russian tycoon expressed hope that he will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all in person. ‘It has been a privilege of a lifetime to be part of Chelsea FC and I am proud of all our joint achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart."

Abramovich bought Chelsea FC in 2003 for 140 million British pounds. Since then the club has won five Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, two Europa Leagues, five FA Cups, three League Cups. In 2021, Chelsea were crowned the UEFA Super Cup champions.