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Roman Abramovich is said to be willing to sell Chelsea as he contemplates severing ties with the UK. 

The Russian billionaire, 55, has found himself under intense scrutiny since Russia invaded Ukraine and reports suggest sanctions could be imposed on him by the British government. 

Abramovich bought the club in 2003 but Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss claims he has been offered the chance to take it off his hands. 

Speaking to Swiss newspaper Blick, Wyss said: “Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England, he also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly.

“I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich. I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. 

“You know, Chelsea owe him £2billion. But Chelsea have no money. As of today, we don’t know the exact selling price. 

“I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners. But I have to examine the general conditions first.

“I’m definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, it will be with a consortium consisting of six to seven investors.”

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