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Chelsea takeover LIVE: Todd Boehly update, Government approval set, Reece James verdict

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Hello and welcome to football.london’s live blog on Tuesday dedicated to the takeover situation at Chelsea!

The final match of the Roman Abramovich era was played on Sunday afternoon and the Russian’s reign ended with a 2-1 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. But it was prospective new owner Todd Boehly watching on from the stands as Kai Havertz and Ross Barkley found the net.

The American billionaire’s consortium had their offer on the club accepted this month but government approval is still needed before the new era can begin and sanctions placed on Abramovich can stop hampering the Blues. As reported by the BBC, the government are set to approve Chelsea’s £4.25bn sale in the next 24 hours.

However, the deal “still has major hurdles to overcome” due to Roman Abramovich reportedly holding a Portugues…

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