Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has released a statement through the club to debunk recent reports about him. Major news outlets suggested that the Russian will be demanding the repayment of his loans -that will slow down the takeover talks at the club.

The loan is around £1.6B and it will significantly derail talks for the sale of the club. 

However, Roman Abramovich has denied the “false” reports.

Firstly, Mr. Abramovich’s intentions in relation to gifting the proceeds from the Chelsea sale to charity have not changed.

Chelsea owner Roman abramovich at Stamford bridge wearing Chelsea scarf

Roman Abramovich Reiterates on Charity

Since the initial announcement, Mr. Abramovich’s team has identified senior representatives from UN bodies and large global charitable organizations who have will be forming a Foundation and setting out a plan for its activities. The lead independent expert has had conversations with Government representatives presenting the structure and initial plans.

Mr. Abramovich is not involved in this work. Experts with years of experience working in humanitarian organizations, help manage it.

Secondly, Mr. Abramovich has not asked for any loan to be repaid to him. Such suggestions are entirely false–as are suggestions that Mr. Abramovich increased the price of the Club last minute. As part of Mr. Abramovich’s objective to find a good custodian for Chelsea FC, he has however encouraged each bidder throughout this process to commit to investing in the Club – including in the Academy, Women’s team, necessary redevelopment of the stadium as well as maintaining the work of Chelsea Foundation.

-Spokesperson for Mr. Abramovich via
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