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REVEALED: Abramovich in £2.5bn Chelsea sale talks with 3 parties

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is fielding buyout interest from three parties, it has been revealed.

The Mail on Sunday reports Chelsea have held talks with three interested parties, including US and Asian-based groups.

Chelsea season ticket-holder and Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe is believed to retain an interest.

Ratcliffe's valuation is said to be considerably less than the £2.5bn valuation set by Abramovich.

The Chelsea owner has also given up his director's box at Stamford Bridge, club accounts recently revealed.

Abramovich has been tipped to sell up this summer after being denied a visa in May last year.

The Russian is not believed to have attended any matches in that time, although chairman Bruce Buck insists he remains committed to the club.

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