Chelsea have denied claims the club is up for sale after rumours emerged that owner Roman Abramovich is actively looking for a buyer.

The Russian, who was denied a new visa to enter the UK back in May, pulled the plug on the club’s proposed new stadium and rejected an offer to buy Chelsea from Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Britain’s richest man – over the summer.

However, The Sunday Times Business section report that Abramovich is willing to sell the club and is simply holding out for a bigger offer.

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