helsea owner, Roman Abramovich has offered to sell the club to Swiss billionaire, Hansjorg Wyss and is demanding in excess of £2billon.
The 55-year-old Russian oligarch is under the spotlight due to alleged ties to President Vladimir Putin.
Wyss, who is reported to have a personal net worth of $5.8billion, says it is the Russian who is trying to engineer an auction, not the other way around.
Speaking to Swiss newspaper, Blick, the 85-year-old said: “Abramovich is one of Putin’s closest advisers and friends. Like all other oligarchs, he is also in a state of panic.
“Abramovich is trying to sell all his properties in England. He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.”
Wyss, however, said that the Russian billionaire businessman has placed the price for the club so high, adding that he has to wait to see what happens in the next four or five days.
“You know Chelsea owe him £2billion? But Chelsea has no money, which means that whoever buys Chelsea has to compensate Abramovich,” he added.