Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea up for sale, according to the Daily Telegraph journalists Matt Law and Sam Wallace.
The Russian billionaire is believed to be asking for around £4billion to sell the Blues, with Swiss businessman Hansjorg Wyss having been approached about a potential deal:
Exclusive: Chelsea for sale – story with @SamWallaceTel #CFC https://t.co/aByT2gtC01
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 2, 2022
Needless to say, this seismic news has shocked supporters on Twitter, who are concerned about who will replace Abramovich as the club’s owner:
Scary how much this will actually change Chelsea
— Tris (@trisentria) March 2, 2022
Could quite well be the down fall of our club if the wrong people come in
— Ryan (@CFC_Scriv) March 2, 2022
Anything but Americans is welcome
— olayinka_CFC✌🏿 (@ysmith137) March 2, 2022
Going back to mid table😭
— ‘ (@BolaCruyfff) March 2, 2022
No Americans I beg.
— ChelskiMan💙 (@CfcDini_) March 2, 2022
Yep, i’m completely terrified about who we end up getting
— Origins ⭐️⭐️ (@OriginssUK) March 2, 2022
Trip to Dubai anyone? We have a proposition to one of the Princes…..
— Ben Plank (@P14NKB) March 2, 2022
I’ve only ever known Abramovich Chelsea . This is gonna be big change to get used to
— S 🥶 (@CFCSALMAN) March 2, 2022
Regardless of matters off the pitch, Chelsea have had unprecedented success since Abramovich‘s arrival in London all the way back in 2003, having won 19 major trophies over the past 19 years.
However, the situation in Ukraine and the threat of sanctions have seemingly forced Abramovich into making the decision to sell up. The biggest worry about a rushed sale is that the club will fall into the wrong hands. Due diligence is needed to ensure Chelsea’s future owner has the best interests of the club at heart.