Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has no intentions of selling Chelsea despite constant speculations of Sir Jim Ratcliffe wanting a takeover.
Ratcliffe, who is the richest man in Britain with an estimated net fortune of £21 billion, reportedly had a £2 billion bid rejected last year.
The 66-year-old who already owns Swiss side Lausanne-Sport and recently acquired cycling giants Team Sky, re-branding them as Team Ineos (same as the name of his petrochemical venture) is looking for opportunities to invest in the Premier League and Chelsea where he once owned a corporate box are seen as a perfect option.
“I’m not going to say no, but I don’t know,” he said when quizzed about a potential Chelsea takeover bid by the BBC.
Ratcliffe further went to illustrate his interest during the launch of his cycling team Ineos.
“I think we’ve dipped our toe into the water with football.”
“It’s a very different sport. It’s quite a complicated sport and a complicated world, and we’ve dipped our toe in the water.
“We’re in the process of learning,” he added. “We brought this club in Switzerland, and that’s really been educational.
“We haven’t got to where we’ve got to in our chemicals and business world by being impetuous and rash and stupid, obviously.
“We recognise it’s a very complex world, and we’re going through that process of learning.
“We’re not in a desperate hurry to get to the end game in football.”
Now Despite all the rife adversities and the small matter of being denied an investor’s visa in the UK, Roman Abramovich is ‘not interested’ in selling the club according to ESPN.
The now Israeli citizen has been responsible for a major overhaul at the club after buying it for £140 million from Ken Bates in July 2003.
He has invested a reported £1.13 billion into the club bagging 15 major trophies including five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League trophy.
The report will come as a massive relief for the fans who haven’t seen the 52-year-old at the Bridge since May 2018.