Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s wealth is revealed ahead of January transfer window

Chelsea supporters will be hoping that Roman Abramovich is willing to dip into his pockets in January to back Frank Lampard in the transfer market once again.

This was the case in the summer as the Blues owner provided significant funds to improve the first-team squad.

The club spent over £200m on seven major additions – including the likes of Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner and also managed to keep hold of N’Golo Kante as well as Callum Hudson-Odoi.

With the window set to reopen in a few weeks, the good news for Chelsea fans and Lampard is that Abramovich is keen to spend big once again.

That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who was talking on The Blue View Podcast last month,

However, Romano believes this only happens if the football world returns to some normality following the Covid-19 situation.

With that said, Abramovich is in a healthy position to splash the cash in January as the Blues continue to be linked with a move for West Ham United’s Declan Rice in particular.

The richest sport owners in 2020 list has been released and Abramovich is top when it comes to UK owners with a net worth of £9,641,205,000 – above Tottenham’s Joe Lewis and The Glazer Family who own Manchester United.

As well as Chelsea, Abramovich also owns stakes in steel company Evraz and Norilsk Nickel, according to Forbes.

The Russian sold a 73% stake in state-owned Gazprom in 2005 for £13bn, while he also owns the world’s second-largest yacht.

Abramovich’s wealth proves he certainly still has a lot of money to play with despite splashing the cash in the summer transfer window.

And with Chelsea in a good position in the Premier League as well as the Champions League, a key signing in January could prove vital in their quest to land a piece of silverware.

As well as Rice, the Blues have also been linked with a move for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso despite Edouard Mendy’s impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge.

That’s according to Mundo Udinese, who say Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are ‘testing the waters’ over the goalkeeper, who is valued at €30m (£27.1m).

Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala and David Alaba have been tipped to join the Blues – with the latter potentially available at a cut-price fee next month as his contract at Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season.

 

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