Premier League approves sale of Chelsea – 24/05/2022

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LONDON, 24 May (EFE). The Premier League on Tuesday approved the purchase of Chelsea by the American Todd Boehly-led union, which still needs to get the green light from the UK government.

A special license from the London executive is required, as limits have been placed on the club due to the current sanctions against Russian Roman Abramovich, who still owns the ‘Blues’.

Currently, Chelsea already operates with a special license from the government, which expires on the 31st and which allows it to carry out certain operations, such as receiving funding for broadcast rights and tickets for certain games. sale of.

However, the authorization would require a special extension to complete the purchase by Boehley, which owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the most popular franchises in Major League Baseball (MLB).

The Premier League reported that Boehly and the association he led had passed the examination of the league’s owners and directors.

From now on, Chelsea will work closely with the competent authorities to ensure that the purchase is completed, allowing the return of normal operations.

The club hopes to be able to buy, sell and renew player contracts, as well as sell tickets for all games, as the official store reopens.

The consortium led by Boehly will pay 4.25 billion pounds (R$25.6 billion) to buy Chelsea, which has been owned by Abramovich since 2003.

However, the Russian oligarch had to put the ‘Blues’ up for sale because of the sanctions imposed against him, due to his proximity to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had ordered an invasion of Ukraine’s territory. EFE

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