Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has asked his wealthy friends for financial help after his money was frozen last month, according to the UK Sun newspaper.
The British government froze the assets of the 55-year-old Russian in March as part of a crackdown on aides to President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
Abramovich vehemently denied having close relations with Putin, but he is still on the list of Russian citizens residing in the UK who will be punished.
He was also suspended as manager of Chelsea, the team he bought in the Premier League in 2003, while the club now operates under a strict operating license that ensures Abramovich will not receive any financial rewards.
The Blues are currently on sale, and the name of the model favorite is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
It is believed that with Abramovich’s funds frozen and the weekly costs of £600,000 to pay his employees, the billionaire has asked some of his associates for loans of around £1m each.
According to the report, Brett Ratner, who has directed Hollywood blockbusters like Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand, is one of the names on his contact list — which also includes friends from Wall Street and around the world. call.
It is also suggested that he contacted the Rothschilds, although no one has yet agreed to lend money.
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