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Abramovich releases farewell statement as Chelsea owner thanks fans & players ahead of Boehly-led 4.25bn takeover

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Abramovich releases farewell statement as Chelsea owner thanks fans & players ahead of Boehly-led £4.25bn takeover

The outgoing Blues owner discusses the “legacy” he is leaving behind as he prepares to be replaced at the top of hierarchy at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s outgoing owner Roman Abramovich has released a statement thanking players, staff and supporters as he prepares to relinquish total control of the Premier League club.

What did Abramovich’s statement say?

“It has been nearly three months since I announced my intention to sell Chelsea FC. During this time, the team have worked hard to find the right custodian for Chelsea FC that would be best positioned to successfully lead the Club into its next chapter.

“The ownership of this Club comes with great responsibility. Since I came to Chelsea nearly twenty years ago, I have witnessed first-hand what this Club can achieve. My goal has been to ensure that the next owner has a mindset that will enable success for the Men’s and Women’s team, as well as the will and drive to continue developing other key aspects of the Club, such as the Academy and the vital work of Chelsea Foundation.

“I am pleased this search has now come to a successful conclusion. As I hand over Chelsea to its new custodians, I would like to wish them the best of success, both on and off the pitch.

“It has been an honour of a lifetime to be a part of this Club – I…

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