Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering a bid for Valencia in La Liga.
Abramovich stated last month that he was selling Chelsea, but there is now speculation that he may return to football soon in the hopes of purchasing Valencia, a failing La Liga team, amid rumours that Singaporean tycoon Peter Lim has placed the club up for sale. According to Miguel Zorio, a competitor bidder for Los Che, this is the case.
Chelsea is looking for a new owner because they are in a financial crisis, and the British government is in charge of their money after sanctions were put on Abramovich for alleged ties to Vladimir Putin.
It is said that Valencia’s owner, Peter Lim, has also had an offer from Abramovich. Zorio is bidding €248 million (£207.8 million) for the club.
Zorio has now claimed that Lim tried to sell the club to Abramovich, accusing the current Valencia owner of leaking the information to the public. According to Zorio, the Russian oligarch is also a strong contender to buy the club.
In a letter from Zorio, Peter Lim tried to sell the club in London for €250 million but didn’t get the money.
Lim recently revealed to foreign media that he has two acquisition bids, one of which is from a Russian tycoon who owns Chelsea.