Conor McGregor, an Irish fighter accustomed to being the center of attention and making particular statements, in the last few hours has expressed his interest in buying Chelsea. In fact, the London club could soon change ownership after Roman Abramovich in an official note confirmed the rumors about the will to sell it and donate at least part of the proceeds to the families of the victims of the war in Ukraine.
McGregor, on his social media channels, posted an image of a Whatsapp chat, in which he writes "Chelsea is on sale for 3 billion pounds, let's buy it!" with the caption "I want to explore this." Irish fighter in the past has already expressed his desire to acquire Manchester United, a club of which he has said he is a great fan.
McGregor has published content probably made by a fan, in which his virtual and animated alter ego plays the role not only of president but also of Chelsea manager: we see McGregor struggling with a press conference, chats with players like Kovacic and Mount and finally also with the outgoing patron Abramovich.
Roman Abramovich's Chelsea sale: the details
Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea up for sale, as reported by the official website of the English club.
Abramovich said: "I would like to address the media speculation in the last few days in relation to my Chelsea FC ownership. As I stated earlier, I have always made decisions with the interest of the Club at heart. In the current situation, therefore, I have taken the lead.
decision to sell the Club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club sponsors and partners. The sale of the Club will not be accelerated but will follow due process.
I will not ask for any loans from For me it is never about business or money, but pure passion for the game and the club. In addition, I have commissioned my team to create a charitable foundation to which all net proceeds from the sale will be donated.
The foundation will benefit all war victims in Ukraine. This includes providing essential funds for the victims' urgent and immediate needs, as well as supporting long-term recovery work. ine. Please know that this has been an incredibly difficult decision to make and it pains me to part with the club in this way.
However, I believe this is in the best interest of the club. Hope to be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to greet you all in person. It has been a lifetime privilege to be a part of Chelsea and I am proud of all our joint achievements.
Chelsea Football Club and its fans will always be in my heart. Thanks, Roman."