UFC star and business tycoon Conor McGregor may be on track to secure his next high-profile business investment. McGregor tweeted a screenshot of a WhatsApp message reading, “Chelsea for sale, £3bn. Let’s buy it.”
The caption which accompanied the screenshot said, “I wish to explore this @ChelseaFC.”
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has owned the football club, based in London, since 2003. He announced that he is selling the club as a result of pressure from the British government in retaliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.
“As I have stated before, 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 announced in a statement on Wednesday, adding that he would set up a trust fund with the proceeds from the sale to benefit Ukraine.