To finalize the sale of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich claims an additional 590 million euros.
According to British press reports, former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has demanded better offers from the three candidates still in the running for the takeover of the Chelsea club. Sky Sports assures that the Russian billionaire is asking for at least an additional 500 million pounds sterling (about 590 million euros), in order to reach an overall price of 2.5 billion pounds (3 billion euros) to donate more money to charities.
Once announced as the favorite to take over the Blues, the Ricketts family finally made the decision to withdraw their offer, leaving the field open to two “made in the USA” projects: Stephen Pagliuca, co-boss of the Boston Celtics (NBA); and a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball), who surrounded himself with George Osborne, former British Minister for the Economy. The third and final offer is British and it comes from Martin Broughton, former chairman of Liverpool and British Airways, who has notably secured the support of sports stars Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton.
It remains to be seen when the sale of the London club will be finalized and if the demands of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich will be met.