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Czech Republic’s richest man wants partial stake in Chelsea — report

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One way to restart the stadium expansion!

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Roman Abramovich’s 15-year ownership of Chelsea shall endure for years to come, much to the chagrin of his detractors. However, that does not mean Roman is unwilling to share a reasonable slice of the pie, especially if that allows the team to proceed with the stadium expansion plans, that were put on hold back in May.

According to Czech magazine Týden (via Metro), the country’s richest man, Petr Kellner is keen on grabbing a minority stake in Chelsea. He is already accustomed to the climate of Stamford Bridge, since he owns an executive box right next to Roman’s.

Kellner made his fortune via enterprises in investment funds and insurance in the Czech Republic and its neighbours. His current net worth is estimated at £10.2 billion, according to Forbes.

Týden claims negotiations are set to start “in the coming days”. And so we should find quite soon whether there is anything real to this, and if this was the deal that the US investment bank was hired to oversee.