Chelsea: Roman Abramovich wants £ 1.6 billion back in loans

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Chelsea: Roman Abramovich wants £ 1.6 billion back in loans

Roman Abramovich, according to the Times, has decided not to write off a £ 1.6 billion debt Chelsea owes to him. These are mostly investments made during the years in which the Russian oligarch was the chairman of the London club.

Abramovich would have already informed the British government and potential buyers about his decision. Anyone wishing to buy Chelsea will now have to bill the debt from the club's parent company, Fordstam Limited, to Camberley International Investments.

The deadline for the sale of Chelsea is May 31, 2022, when the license granted by the government for the ordinary administration expires. Chelsea risks being excluded from next Premier League season if a new license does not arrive in the meantime.

In recent days, a group led by the co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Todd Boehly, had obtained the exclusivity in the purchase negotiation, overtaking in the race two other groups linked to the world of American sport.

Why Roman Abramovich leaved Chelsea

Abramovich has announced his decision to leave the management of Chelsea, English Premier League clubs of the homonymous London borough, holder of the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

The decision stems from the political instability generated by the invasion of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, in Ukraine and the possible consequences on Russian properties in Europe. British Labor MP Chris Bryant called for severe penalties to be imposed on the patron of the Blues as well.

In a note, Abramovic said: "During my nearly 20 years of ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always considered my role as the club's keeper, whose job is to ensure the greatest success we can have today, as well as build for the future.

and at the same time play a positive role in our communities. I have always made decisions with the interest of the Club at heart. I remain true to these values. That is why today I am entrusting the Chelsea Charitable Foundation trustees with the management and care of Chelsea FC.

I believe they are currently in the best position to look after the interests of the club, the players, the staff and the fans. "