Britain agrees to sell Chelsea; Russia’s Abramovich will not benefit
The The British government has agreed to sell Chelsea FC to a consortium led by Todd Boehle, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After making sure that the current owner is Russian Roman Abramovich will not benefit The UK Government’s Department of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Nadine Dorries, said on social media on Wednesday.
This Tuesday, the consortium Bohli KlerlikWho agreed to the terms of the acquisition of Chelsea for 5.330 million dollars (more than 105 thousand and 669 million pesos). earlier this month, Passed the Premier League owners and managers test, The league reported on Tuesday, paving the way for the club’s takeover.
The proposal also needs British government approval before the consortium can complete the acquisition.
“Chelsea will now work with the relevant governments to secure the necessary licenses to complete the acquisition,” the association said.
The UK allowed the sale afterwards The current owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, will confirm that he will not benefit of the Convention, as it is subject to sanctions by the British government.
In turn, the Chelsea She was working under a Government leave since Abramovich’s assets were frozen in March. What was meant by the license It will expire on May 31.
“We are convinced that the product Selling won’t do Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned persons.
“according to Sanctions we impose on those associated with Putin And the bloody invasion of Ukraine, the long-term future of the club can only be guaranteed with a new owner.”
1/2 The government last night issued a selling license @Chelsea Football Club. Given the sanctions we have imposed on those associated with Putin and the bloody invasion of Ukraine, the club’s long-term future can only be secured under the supervision of a new owner.
– Nadine Dorries 25 May 2022
In turn, Nigel Huddleston, DCMS Minister of Tourism, Sports, Commonwealth Games, Heritage and Civil Society, confirmed that they had received “legal assurances that Abramovich would not profit from any product for sale”, but that this It will come to “Humanitarian issues of victims in Ukraine”.
“Our priority was to keep Chelsea alive while ensuring that Abramovich did not benefit financially from the sale.”
“It is absolutely right to impose penalties Those who allowed the brutal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin “
It is absolutely right that we are imposing sanctions on those who enabled Vladimir Putin’s brutal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine (3/4)
– Nigel Huddleston (@HuddlestonNigel) 25 May 2022
Abramovich The club was put up for sale in early March after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The club had previously confirmed that all proceeds from the sale would be donated to charity.
Completion of the sale will allow Chelsea Renew some activities Prohibited by penalties, such as allowing Players sign new contracts and sell merchandise.
with information from Reuters.
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