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Chelsea owner Abramovich tumbles to third on British football rich-list

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been toppled as the richest man in British football. Indeed, the Russian has tumbled to third place behind Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour and QPR powerbroker Laksim Mittal, according to Four Four Two magazine.

While Manchester City have been linked with scores of unlikely names, the Chelsea owner has made it clear there will be no significant investment in his team during the transfer window and is said to have lost up to £3bn as a result of the economic slump.

The highest-placed Briton on the list is Joe Lewis, the billionaire behind Spurs' owners Enic, who lost an estimated $900m when Bear Stearns collapsed last year. His fortune is valued at £2.5bn by the magazine.

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