Roman Abramovich remains as committed to Chelsea as ever, and has turned down offers from several bidders all hoping to buy the club cheaply.
That is according to Chairman Bruce Buck who confirmed that the Russian billionaire will not be selling the club any time soon, despite not having attended a home match since the spring of last year.
That is after he ran into problems with his visa, as the UK government retaliated in the wake of the Novichok poisoning in Salisbury, of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Abramovich took Israeli citizenship, and cancelled plans for a £1 billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, which would have turned the ground into a 60,000 seat stadium.
Buck said” In terms of being involved, in looking at new players, talking about whether to extend players’ contracts, do we buy this player, do we sell this player, [Abramovich] was always intimately involved in that from day one and is just as intimately involved now.
He also said that Abramovich talks to the club’s Managing Director Marina Granovskaia several times a day, and that there been no change in the relationship between the two of them.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.