Chelsea’s Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club up for sale according to French journalist Philippe Auclair.
Speaking on the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast: “The biggest question for Chelsea fans is what is going to happen with Roman Abramovich?
“The registration ban yes, is a problem. They can still appeal but they will have to go through a different instance for that.
“All hope is not lost in that particular area. The thing is about rumours of the sale of Chelsea are more than rumours.
“The club is for sale, he’s actually mandated two different entities to approach two possible buyers, asking for an awful, awful lot of money.
“This is going to take an awful lot of insecurity I’d imagine within the club.”
Auclair didn’t stop there, he launched a staunch defence of Maurizio Sarri saying :
“And at the moment you’re thinking, well are they going to get rid of Sarri? Who are they going to take?
“Explain to me who are they going to take who is going to be a major improvement on Sarri…
“He had little pre season and a fantastic start to the season then had a collapse, then rose again.
“He might still finish in the Europa League and might still finish in the top four.”