Abramovich 'now able to sell' Chelsea

English Premier League

Roman Abramovich will soon be able to finally sell Chelsea after reportedly reaching an agreement with the United Kingdom government. 

While the consortium led by Todd Boehly agreed to buy the Premier League side earlier in May, the club was still operating under the nation's decision-makers after Abramovich was slapped with sanctions due to his ties with Russia president Vladimir Putin.  

After the consortium's bid for the Blues was accepted, there were concerns the deal would benefit Abramovich, with the London club said to owe him £1.5 billion (R29 billion). 

Now, according to Sky Sports, the UK government and the Russian businessman have found a legal resolution that will allow the sale of the club to take place.  

Abramovich had previously attempted to write off the debt owed to him by the club, but the sanctions placed on him blocked that process as his accounts had been frozen. 

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Certain government officials were said to have been concerned the Russian billionaire would betray his pledge to waive those loans as soon as the opportunity arose, despite the Chelsea owner offering detailed assurances and planning to the contrary.  

Abramovich and his representatives are now understood to be confident their latest proposal will be adequate for the UK government, with it being reported that an agreement has been reached as to how the £1.5 billion debt will be handled.

This is big news for Thomas Tuchel and company, who could now be able to begin putting transfer plans in place ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, with a number of players having already confirmed they are leaving the Blues.

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