Potential buyers of Chelsea have been put on alert by seeing potential penalties that could force Roman Abramovich to sell the London club, Bloomberg reports.

At the moment, the Russian oligarch is not on the list that the UK will be punishing in the first place. On the other hand, governments around the world are preparing for more steps to reduce the influence of people linked to the Kremlin after the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Investors, particularly in the US, are now charting the structures for potential buyback offers for Chelsea. For now, they prefer not to reveal their identity. Chelsea were due to receive one inquiry this month. The club refuses to comment on the case, and Bloomberg failed to reach spokesman Roman Abramovich.

KPMG auditor estimates Chelsea at €1.9 billion. Any takeover of the club would be one of the biggest deals in history. Those interested in bidding for the club are currently waiting for Abramowicz’s situation to evolve before deciding to take formal steps toward a buyback.

According to Jeff Morad of MSP Sports Capital, which has invested in McLaren Racing, American interest is high, and Chelsea is one of the most attractive brands in the world.


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