Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could make a tough decision to sell the Premier League club after £2.4bn loss due to the coronavirus outbreak, MySportDab reports.
Reports in Russia suggest the Chelsea owner has seen his net worth drop by a shocking £2.4billion as the pandemic affects the world.
MySportDab understands that some of Russia’s Richest people have seen their wealth Drop and According to the Moscow Times, a combined loss of £50.6billion between the county’s top billionaires.
Russia President Vladimir Putin has lost £2.8bn, while the Chelsea owner Abramovich has seen his networth drop by £2.4bn to £10.95bn within days.
Abramovich has been away from Chelsea this season due to his visa issues having previously been spotted at Stamford Bridge for most Chelsea matches.
MySportDab can confirm that a tough financial hit like this could make him speed-up all plans to sell the Premier League club.
Talk were already ongoing of a potential sale with interests from British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe and LA Dodgers’ billionaire owner Todd Boehly.
53-year-old Abramovich, however is still committed to the club for the main time.
But if there’s another bigger financial hit, things would change very quickly.
Chelsea Coach Frank Lampard has helped the club into challenging for the Champions League spots despite having a FIFA transfer ban at the start of the season and also failing to sign anyone in the January transfer window.
Lampard was clearly frustrated with the lack of activity in January and fears it could backfire in their race for the top four spots.
“Look at United signing a world class, big player in my own idea,” he said before the transfer window closed in January.
“And all the clubs around us, Sheffield United making great signings. Chris Wilder’s job has been incredible because he’s worked with that group and now they’re adding where he sees better.
“Tottenham have signed some player, and they’re not very far behind us. And also a couple of players have left the club because their contracts were due to expire.”