LONDON: Three bidders will test Roman Abramovich’s determination to defend Chelsea this week.
Swiss millionaire Hansjorg Wyss said he was interested in buying the Premier League club but claimed: “Abramovich put the price too high.”
Potential buyers believe the Russian millionaire will try to get the highest price for his shares after the Russia-Ukraine conflict also gave a boost to his position in England.
Chelsea have previously insisted Abramovich has no intention of selling the club he bought in 2003.
The Russian air force landed in Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv
Yet the conflict in Ukraine forced him to hand over club management to Chelsea’s charity foundation in a bid to save the club from any pressure.
Abramovich is also said to be selling his mansion in Kensington Palace Gardens, London.
Chelsea fans appealed to Abramovich, who is considered the owner of the best club in the world, not to give up the club.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in a press conference ahead of the FA Cup action against Luton today said: “Listen here, I’m not a politician. You have to stop asking this question because I’ve never had war experience.”