Chelsea have reportedly denied rumours that Roman Abramovich has put up for sale.
News broke on Sunday morning that the Blues had been listed on the market, with mega-rich foreign investors being alerted to the situation. Abramovich was thought to be hoping to secure a world-record sale for the football club he has owned since 2003.
Naturally, this news was met with concern from Chelsea fans. Abramovich loves the club and has proven both the affection and respect he has for the supporters throughout his 15-year tenure. A new owner couldn’t guarantee that.
Our fears may have been premature. Simon Johnson has reported that he has been informed by the club that Abramovich has no intention of selling and there is no truth to the speculation.
We may never know the full story. Abramovich is an incredibly private man and will not speak out about any reports in the press. For now, we’ll assume that he remains fully committed to the task at hand at Stamford Bridge.