The sanctions have not just halted the sale of the club, it put a great dent in Chelsea‘s long-term and short-term goals, with important players like Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger, set to leave the club. Reports did suggest some potential buyers looking into the situation, but this has complicated things on their behalf.
The government is still open to a sale but would have to approve a new licence, on the proviso no profit would go to Roman Abramovich, who has bankrolled the club to the tune of around £1.5 billion ($2 billion).
Further, the Blues are now banned from offering new contracts to players or staff, conducting any official transfer business, selling new tickets to any games for any of their teams, including the women’s team and the junior teams, selling merchandise to fans, no stadium redevelopment, spending over 500,000 pounds on security and stewarding per home match and over 20,000 pounds as expenses in away games.
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