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Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of Chelsea FC, sells the club after the invasion of Ukraine

Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of Chelsea FC, sells the club after the invasion of Ukraine
No timetable provided except for Abramovich sell said “It will not be tracked quickly but will follow due process of law.”
Last week, the billionaire announced that gave “agency” From the club to the trustees of the charitable foundation of the club.
British Member of Parliament Chris Bryant It was Cali beforeThe MP said on Twitter that Abramovich was losing ownership of Chelsea after seeing a leaked 2019 British government document that said Abramovich was of interest due to his “links to the Russian state and his overt association with corrupt activism and practices”.

“Sure, Mr. Abramovich should not be able to own a football club in this country?” he added.

According to the Sanctions List website, the UK has not sanctioned Abramovich himself.

The businessman assures that he is not an official political figure of Russia.

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden said: “Tonight, I say to the Russian oligarchy and the corrupt leaders who have built billions of dollars out of this violent regime, no more.

“The US Department of Justice is forming a task force dedicated to prosecuting the crimes of the Russian oligarchs. We are joining with European allies to find their yachtsAnd their luxury apartments and private jet planes. We’re coming for you, you ill-gotten gains.”
in the current situation On Wednesday, Abramovich said that the net proceeds from the sale will be donated to a foundation set up to help those affected by the sale. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I will not ask for the repayment of any loans,” the statement said.

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“This has never been about work or money for me, but about pure passion for the game and the club. Furthermore, I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation where all net proceeds from the sale will be donated. The foundation will be for the benefit of all victims of war in Ukraine. It includes This is to provide the necessary funds to meet the immediate and immediate needs of the victims, as well as support long-term recovery work.”

In April 2021, Forbes said Chelsea’s fortune was $3.2 billion. The magazine estimated that Abramovich, who made his money from steel and investments, was listed as the 142nd richest person in the world with a net worth of $14.5 billion.
Before Abramovich announced the sale of the team, Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss says he wants to buy Chelsea FC.

In an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick, the 86-year-old admitted his interest in buying Stamford Bridge but only as part of a consortium.

Chelsea did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Wyss said he and three other people have received an offer to buy Chelsea from Abramovich, but there is no firm selling price, according to Blake.

The interview quoted Wyss, who founded Synthes USA for medical devices, as saying, “I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is asking too much right now.”

Chelsea have won two Champions League titles – including in 2021 – and five Premier League titles since Abramovich took ownership of the club in 2003 after paying $233 million.

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Chelsea recovered on Wednesday to defeat Luton Town 3-2 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

CNN’s Sami Mengkosini and Steve Almassy contributed to this report.