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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has had difficulties renewing his UK visa in recent weeks. This has now spread rumours that the Russian billionaire could sell the club he bought in 2003.

The Chelsea owner reportedly turned down an offer from Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe to buy the club, and Blues legend Eidur Gudjohnsen who knows Abramovich well from his six-year stint as a Chelsea player, doesn’t think he will sell the club he has invested so much in.

He exclusively told Starsport: “I doubt he’d want to.

“When situations like this arise there’s always going to be questions.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll be devastated about not being able to go to Stamford Bridge if the situation drags on.

“Abramovich has shown his dedication to Chelsea football club from the moment he arrived.

“I’m convinced he’ll continue to do so in whatever capacity.”

Gudjohnsen admits the Russian billionaire’s massive cash injection was a game changer as Chelsea transformed from being a big club to a huge club.

He added: “It went from a big club to a huge club.

“He changed all the facilities and moved the training ground to Cobham.

“If you look at the facilities now at Chelsea it’s almost a different world.

“We became much bigger after Abramovich because of the spotlight he brought and because of the investment.”

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