Roman Abramovich sanctions live: Chelsea owner’s assets frozen, contract update, sale barred

Hello, and welcome to a huge day of Chelsea news.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government due to his close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

That means his assets have been frozen, and as such the ongoing sale of the club is unable to progress.

As well as that, a number of other restrictions have been placed on the club, although they have been granted a special football licence which means their Premier League matches will still take place, albeit with restrictions on them.

Follow all the breaking news as it happens right here in our special live blog.

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