Chelsea have insisted that owner Roman Abramovich has no plans to sell the club despite fresh speculation linking the club with a takeover by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner.
Reports were rife in June that Abramovich had declined a request by Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe to purchase the Stamford Bridge outfit.
According to Forbes, Kellner’s net worth is estimated to be at an excess of $13bn with sources claiming that he also has a VIP box at Chelsea.
Kellner has also been in a business with Abramovich as a joint shareholder in Evraz, a minerals firm in Russia.
Meanwhile, Zuzana Migdalova, the spokeswoman of Kellner’s PPF Group did not deny the speculation in the course of a chat with newsmen. She said: ‘We do not comment on rumours.’
Regardless, some senior sources at the club have stated that Abramovich doesn’t want to sell the club and is not planning any talks that will result in a possible sale.