Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has previously expressed fears of being poisoned while Woody Johnson has revealed his failed attempt to buy the Stamford Bridge club
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The Russian billionaire is said to have suffered from horrific symptoms, including irritated eyes and scaly skin after a suspicion of poisoning after a meeting in Kyiv in early March. And the Chelsea owner forced some extreme measures to protect himself from a similar attack at the club.
Meanwhile, failed Chelsea bidder Woody Johnson has spoken out about selling the Blues and the huge numbers involved and elsewhere Barcelona have dealt Chelsea a major transfer blow ahead of the summer window by confirming their first two signings.
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Barca deal Chelsea punch
Barcelona dealt a heavy blow to Chelsea ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Blues are facing a growing defensive crisis as the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are all likely to leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of the season. Christensen and Azpilicueta have been linked with a move to the Camp Nou and club president Joan Laporta has confirmed two deals have already been finalized.
According to Laporta, Barca have signed a midfielder and a defender – which could mean bad news for Chelsea.
The unsuccessful bidder opens the sale
Chelsea’s failed bidder Woody Johnson has opened up about the club’s sale – and the huge sums of money it will involve.
The American billionaire, heir to the vast wealth of the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, owns National League Soccer franchise the New York Jets and has described his failure to buy the Blues as “disappointing”. But while Johnson confirmed he’s a Chelsea fan, he also admitted it would be a “huge challenge” to take on the west Londoners successfully.
Abramovich’s fear of poisoning
For years, Roman Abramovich lived with the fear of being poisoned as a Chelsea owner.
The Russian billionaire is said to have been poisoned recently while attending peace talks after his country was invaded Ukraine, but it’s not the first time he’s raised concerns about such an attack. as reported by the Sunday People in 2006, Abramovich was so afraid of poisoning that he banned catering in the boardroom at the west London club and made sure everything prepared for him was first tasted by a bodyguard. What’s more, he even had a personal chef with him who traveled to away games to prepare all his food.
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