Chelsea’s new owners will now have to pay an extra £500 million to Roman Abramovich, who will now sell the club for £2.5 billion.

Chelsea’s sale has apparently taken another turn, with sanctioned owner Roman Abramovich reportedly asking an extra £500 million for the club.

According to Sky News, Abramovich’s request was communicated to the trio of billionaire consortia within the last 48 hours.

According to them, the Russian wants this figure guaranteed in order to raise the amount donated to charity organisations.

Chelsea’s worth is expected to reach at least £2.5 billion, with £1 billion of that going to charity.

Following his motherland Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Abramovich, 55, was sanctioned last month.

Since the start of the war, Russian oligarchs have been targeted, and Abramovich was a known ally of President Vladimir Putin.

The three remaining bids for Chelsea have launched their final pitches, according to Sportsmail on Tuesday, with the preferred bidder anticipated to be chosen this week.

A consortium led by former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton and another led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly are still in the running to become the next owners.

The third group comprises Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca and Toronto Maple Leafs supporter Larry Tanenbaum.

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