Why Abramovich isn’t interested in selling Chelsea despite visa problems

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Several attempts have been made to buy Chelsea with many believing the club is for sale due to the British government’s reluctance in renewing the visa of Roman Abramovich and the cancellation of Chelsea’s new stadium by Abramovich.

According to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, Chelsea isn’t for sale despite offers for the club because Chelsea owner Abramovich is still involved in the club as he has ever been.

In an interview with The Guardian, Buck said: “So far as I know, absolutely not; to the contrary. I have never heard a word from Mr Abramovich: ‘Let’s get this ready for a sale,’ or something. “Because of the political situation, there are people who think they might want to buy Chelsea football club at a bargain. We do get inquiries and we really have nothing to say to these people.

“In terms of being involved, in looking at new players, talking about whether to extend players’ contracts, do we buy this player, do we sell this player, (Abramovich) was always intimately involved in that from day one and is just as intimately involved now.

“He talks to Marina (Granovskaia) – the board member who supervises the football operation – several times a day, every day. Marina has been doing that for seven or eight years; that hasn’t let up or changed at all.”

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