After yet another round of rumors about British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe not dropping his potential interest in acquiring Chelsea Football Club, the powers that be have once again responded the same we had responded to every previous Abramovich-exit rumor.
According to ESPN’s Liam Twomey, citing an anonymous source, Roman Abramovich has no interest in selling Chelsea, isn’t looking to sell Chelsea, isn’t talking about selling Chelsea, and is set to stay a good long while yet.
ESPN’s source does confirm that Ratcliffe approach the club at the end of last season, but was “politely” told to [FUN] off before talks progressed any further. Abramovich himself has never spoken to Ratcliffe, or “any other interested party” about selling Chelsea.
Although Abramovich is not as involved day-to-day with the club as he once was, thanks in large part to the political and investment climate in the UK and London — which have also resulted in the stadium plans being put on hold — by all accounts, he remains as committed as possible to the club, just as he has always been. After a decade and a half, he is, after all, one of us.