Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to buy Mallorca
Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovic is reportedly in negotiations to purchase 55% of the shares of Segunda side, Real Mallorca, after the club avoided relegation on Saturday evening.
According to Spanish newspaper, El Mundo citing sources close to the Russian billionaire have revealed that the 47-year-old is in negotiations to take over the Balearic club by purchasing the majority shares from vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer and President Gabriel Cerda Alemany.
The report goes on to add that current Israeli goalkeeper, Dudu Aouate would retire from competitive football and would become a representative to lead this ownership group with day to day operations, which will take place on 1st July.
However, after the match against Cordoba, Aouate denied that Abrahamovic was behind the operation, but admitted that, “it is true that there open negotiations with some people.”
In addition to the potential sale, vice president Serra Ferrer could hand over his shares, which equal 45% for free, as his clause states that if the club is sold, he would recoup €2.5 million of his investment.