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Chelsea get respectable: El Chapo bids to buy club from Roman

by | 15th, January 2016

El Chapo ChelseaIs Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to make Roman Abramovich an offer he should not refuse? Or to put it another way are Chelsea set to get a tad more respectable and be taken over by the Mexican drug lord, recently recaptured by security forces following his stunning jail break six months ago? *

Spanish daily newspaper Sport says El Chapo is “seriously looking into purchasing” Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.

It sounds unlikely. But, then, money talks.

  • Matthew Sayed in the Times:

Abramovich and his peers provided Boris Yeltsin (then trailing in the polls for the 1996 election) soft cash and free TV advertising in return for a rigged auction that would hand them the natural wealth of the Russian people at a knockdown price. Within months, Abramovich was richer than Croesus, purchasing super-yachts and luxury homes while his countrymen came close to starvation. “The largest single heist in corporate history,” said Paul Gregory, the economist.


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