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Roman Abramovich makes ‘incredibly difficult decision’ to sell Chelsea


Roman Abramovich says he has made the “incredibly difficult decision” to sell Chelsea, amid Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. The Russian-Israeli billionaire has owned the Blues since 2003 and helped steer the Stamford Bridge club to 19 major trophies. But the 55-year-old’s glittering reign in west London is close to an end, with a consortium of billionaires already making their interest in a deal public.

The Russian-Israeli billionaire has owned the Blues since 2003 and helped steer the Stamford Bridge club to 19 major trophies.

But the 55-year-old’s glittering reign in west London is close to an end, with a consortium of billionaires already making their interest in a deal public.

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