Revealed: Why UK has yet to sanction Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
The reason why Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has not yet been sanctioned has been revealed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Russian confirmed he would put the club up for sale, amid reported penalties, inviting interested parties to bid, as he believed it would be in the “best interest of the club, the fans, the employees, as well as the sponsors of the club”. and partners’.
As quoted by La Repubblica, Johnson revealed why Abramovich hasn’t been disciplined yet.
“None of us want to live in a country where the state can take your house away from you without a very high burden of proof and due process,” Johnson explained: “there’s no point in saying, yeah, we’re going to sue him, and then you hit the brick wall of lawyers. So we have to do it right.
“We’re also trying not to limit ourselves to just one individual. In the first place, what our package on Monday will do is that the measures you have against individual oligarchs in Europe will essentially allow us to catch them too. More the extra stuff what we’re doing that Europe hasn’t caught up to or isn’t ready to do, like Swift.
Turkish businessman Muhsin Bayrak says he is in negotiations with Roman Abramovich’s lawyers to buy Chelsea football club after the club had received interest from Switzerland, but will not rush into a sale.
“We are not going to rush anything. It is very important that Chelsea have the right owner to guide the club forward.” said CEO Joe Ravitch.
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