Chelsea takeover ‘thrown into doubt’ over Roman Abramovich assurances


Todd Boehly’s impending £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea FC has been ‘thrown into doubt’ amid government concerns over Roman Abramovich’s plans for the proceeds, according to a report.

Boehly has an agreement in place to purchase Chelsea from the Russian-Israeli oligarch, with the deal previously expected to be completed by the end of May.

However, according to Sky News there is now a fresh stumbling block, amid ‘concerns’ in Whitehall surrounding Abramovich’s alleged failure to provide assurances about the £2.5bn proceeds from the sale.

The Chelsea owner had previously said the money would be donated to victims of the war in Ukraine.

As a result, there are now said to be doubts within the government over whether a special license required to ratify the sale will be provided before a deadline at the end of the month.


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