Roman Abramovich was spotted waiting for his jet to fly him to Istanbul from Tel Aviv. He was snapped sitting in a VIP lounge at the Tel Aviv airport.
This is his first appearance since he had his accounts frozen by the UK government and his assets seized. None of the profits from Chelsea’s sale will go to him or any entity linked with him.
The Russian has been sanctioned by the UK due to his alleged links to Vladimir Putin, who declared war on Ukraine last month.
Since the sanctions, moreover, it has been reported that the UK government has given the green light for Chelsea to be sold without the proceeds going to the Russian billionaire.
Many bids to buy Chelsea have been received, as per top-tier reports. However, none of them has been approved to purchase the club after Roman Abramovich declared his desire to sell it off weeks ago.