CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich has had £5.4million worth of assets frozen in the Channel Island of Jersey.
los UK Government sanctioned the 55-year-old last month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The billionaire, who bought Chelsea en 2003, was described by them as a “pro-Kremlin oligarch” and he was also sanctioned by the EU.
That led to El multimillonario turco Muhsin Bayrak afirma que está en conversaciones para comprar el Chelsea valorado en £ 3 mil millones del propietario ruso Roman Abramovich putting the Premier League giants up for sale as the Government handed them a special licence to keep operating.
Now he has been hit by a freezing order in Jersey while local police also searched premises that are “suspected to be connected” to Abramovich on Tuesday.
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The Jersey Law Officers’ Department released a statement today that read: “Search warrants were executed by the States of Jersey Police on Tuesday 12 abril 2022 at premises in Jersey suspected to be connected to the business activities of Roman Abramovich.
“The Royal Court also imposed a formal freezing order on 12 abril, known as a saisie judiciaire, over assets understood to be valued in excess of US$7 billion which are suspected to be connected to Mr Abramovich and which are either located in Jersey or owned by Jersey incorporated entities.”
Raine Group is overseeing the sale of Chelsea.
They have now shortlisted four bids to try and take over from Abramovich.
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Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca and Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts have both made bids.
A consortium that features Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly is another.
While another group fronted by former Liverpool and BA chairman Martin Broughton is also part of the four.
All of them have been set a deadline for final bids to be submitted by Thursday.