Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put his London club up for sale with fears over sanctions looming and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and American businessman Todd Boehly are trying to buy. The Russian values his European Champions at $4bn but no one seems willing to cough it up at the moment. Mr. Abramovich said it is in the “best interest” of the world champions to parts ways with the club he has rebuilt since he took over in 2003. He also said any proceeds of the sale will go towards the reparation of Ukraine. The dramatic development comes days after Abramovich said he was handing over control of Chelsea to the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
There are also questions about right-hand woman Marina Granovskaia who is yet to decide whether she will go with the 55-year-old or stay on as the director of the club. According to Matt Law, at least one of the companies interested in purchasing Chelsea will be open to keeping her. In the last few years, Mrs. Granoskaia has built a reputation as one of the most effective operators in the transfer market and is regarded as one of the most powerful women in football.