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Roman Abramovich has no interest in selling Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has no interest in selling the club, Sky Sports News understands.

It follows reports that an offer from British businessman Jim Ratcliffe to buy the club has been rejected.

Chelsea declined to comment on the reports.

Sky Sports reported last month the Russian billionaire remains fully committed to Chelsea despite the fact plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge have been put on hold.

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Former Chelsea board member Christian Purslow believes the club's decision to half their plans for a new stadium are related to the denial of a new UK visa for owner Abramovich

The 51-year-old missed Chelsea's FA Cup final victory over Manchester United in May.

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He was granted an Israeli citizenship - meaning he can now visit Britain for up to six months a year, but will have to apply for a work permit if he wishes to do business here.

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