Roman Abramovich is not interested in selling Chelsea, despite fresh reports linking the club with a potential takeover.
Speculation has emerged in recent months that the club are being targeted for a takeover with Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, believed to be keen on buying the West London side.
Current owner Abramovich has failed to attend a game since having his visa rejected by the UK government last year, and has failed to pay up front for his own corporate box at the club.
The Russian also halted plans to expand Stamford Bridge to a 60,000-capacity, with no date yet set for the renovation of the ground to begin.
ESPN are reporting that the 52-year-old billionaire has no interest in selling the club, despite reports a bid in the region of £2bn could persuade Abramovich to sell.
Having purchased Chelsea from Ken Bates for just £140m in 2003, Abramovich has since invested over £1bn into the club, winning 15 major honours.