Roman Abramovich: The European Union faces sanctions

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The European Union has imposed sanctions on Chelsea proprietor Roman Abramovich, slightly below every week after the British authorities did the identical.

Reports that the Russian oligarch could be topic to sanctions The EU didn’t seem till the weekend, and this has now been confirmed.

In a doc forwarded by Jessica Parker, Abramovich is alleged to have “long and close ties to Vladimir Putin”.

“He has had privileged access to the president, and has maintained very good relations with him. This connection with the Russian leader helped him maintain his considerable wealth,” it continued.

This newest spherical of sanctions solely makes Chelsea’s want to seek out new homeowners extra pressing. 200 buyers have expressed curiosity because the Blues went on sale final week, but it surely is believed that the Boehly-Goldstein-Wyss consortium is at the moment a forerunner.

Until a deal is accomplished, Chelsea can’t promote further tickets and merchandise, whereas participant contracts can’t be renewed both.

On Tuesday, the membership created controversy by requesting that their FA Cup match towards Middlesbrough on Saturday be performed behind closed doorways for causes of “sporting integrity”, because the Blues had solely bought a fraction of their away awards earlier than the ticket gross sales ban was imposed.

But after important public backlash, Chelsea withdrew this request and the match will proceed as deliberate.

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