Roman Abramovich’s sale of Chelsea appears to be edging closer on Thursday, 3rd March.
The Russian billionaire has already began talks to buy the club after he made a decision to step back from the day-to-day operations at Stamford Bridge.
In an interview with Blick about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss said: “[Abramovich] wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.
“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. You know, Chelsea owe him £2billion [it is £1.5billion]. But Chelsea has no money. That means: those who buy Chelsea should compensate Abramovich.
“As of today, we don’t know the exact selling price. I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners. But I have to examine the general conditions first. But what I can already say: I’m definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then with a consortium consisting of six to seven investors.”
It has been reported that at least three parties are set to make offers for the club by the end of the week.
An American consortium led by a Swiss billionaire and Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe are among those believed to be interested, as well as Wyss.
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