‘I’m told’: Fabrizio Romano offers surprising update on what Abramovich is planning to do with Chelsea

Fabrizio Romano has delivered a different and rather unforeseen perspective on the situation surrounding Roman Abramovich and the possible takeover of Chelsea.

Speaking on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel, Romano claimed that Abramovich is actually not attempting to sell the club he bought in 2003.

This statement certainly comes as a surprise, considering all the talk recently has been about the Russian’s efforts to find a buyer for the Blues.

Romano flips the script on Roman

Abramovich is reportedly eager to find a suitable successor to his Stamford Bridge empire before it’s seized by the government.

The 55-year-old could face sanctions due to his affiliation with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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These restrictions may come into play by the end of the week, leaving Abramovich in a powerless position to either fund Chelsea, or make a deal for its handover.

Swiss businessman Hansjorg Wyss already announced publicly that Chelsea’s owner offered the organisation to him and several other possible suitors.

However, Romano went completely against the grain by suggesting no such proposals had been put forward.

“From what I’m told, Chelsea are not for sale. So, Roman Abramovich is not negotiating to sell Chelsea right now,” said the transfer guru.

“Same for Roman Abramovich; he is still the owner and he will be the owner. So, he is not changing his plans for Chelsea as of today.

“Let’s see in the coming years or the coming months, but he is not planning to sell Chelsea.”

“What’s changing is that Roman Abramovich will not officially be involved in any footballing decisions at Chelsea,” continued Romano about Abramovich’s alternative plans for his role at the head of the Blues’ food chain.

“This means of course money is from Abramovich, investments are from Abramovich, but football decisions are not involving Abramovich.

“It means Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech will take care of everything at the club, as they were already doing the 80/90% at Chelsea. So, it’s not something new or a big change.”

Chelsea owe Abramovich ALOT

Whilst some supporters might welcome change at the top of the tree, others will undoubtedly be glad to hear Abramovich apparently isn’t going anywhere.

He is largely the reason why Chelsea are such a force to be reckoned with today, not just in England, but across the globe.

His continuous injection of cash have allowed each manager to acquire the best players and therefore the biggest titles.

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Without him, the Blues may still be a mid-table side with top-four ambitions.

Whatever happens to Abramovich, fans should thank him for providing such success for such a sustained period of time.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.