According to british media, the richest man in England, Jim Ratcliffe, offered 2.3 billion euros to Roman Abramovich, for the purchase of Chelsea FC. The agreement was declined by the president and owner of the club.
Since 2003 with the reins of the Blues, the russian tycoon has invested more than 3.5 billion euros since then. Altogether 17 trophies, among them, five Premier League, one Champions League and one Europa League. The value of purchase of the club by businessman not exceeded 160 million euros.
The president of Chelsea is in Israel because of political tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom. Both countries do not pass through the best time, due to poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal. In this way, Abramovich failed to renew the visa and didn’t watch the final of the FA Cup, that pitted Chelsea to Manchester United at Wembley.
With an asset of more than 20 billion euros, the owner of the Ineos petrochemical industry and fan of Manchester United has been present consecutively at Stamford Bridge. In contrast, Abramovich has a fortune valued in 10 billion euros, according to Forbes magazine.
The investment in the new stadium (in the same location of Stamford Bridge) was frozen. In a statement, Chelsea explained that the construction of 1.1 billion euros don’t advance, due to the favourable climate for investments “in the United Kingdom. The value of the work was out of 850 million to 1,000 million quickly, which made the Russian businessman apprehensive.
Chelsea is estimated at 1.135 billion euros, with a market value of 825 million euros for the squad.