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