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Roman Abramovich is BANNED from owning Chelsea and must sell the club immediately according to Premier League statement

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH has been BANNED from becoming a Chelsea manager by the Premier League

The Russian has been punished by the British government for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and his relationship with president Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich has had his assets frozen by the UK government

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Abramovich has had his assets frozen by the UK governmentCredit: REUTERS

And now the billionaire owner of Chelsea will no longer be allowed to participate in ANY club running.

The astonishing development was announced in a Premier League statement released at lunchtime.

A spokesman for Prem said: “Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK Government, the Premier League Board has removed Roman Abramovich from his role as Director of Chelsea Football Club.

“The Board’s decision does not affect the club’s ability to train and play, as set forth in the terms of the Government-issued license, which expires on 31 May 2022. “

The latest news means Abramovich MUST sell Chelsea immediately.

Chelsea’s credit card was FROZEN on Friday amid mounting pressure on Abramovich to give the club free.

The club is running out of cash after the club was banned from selling tickets and merchandise.

Telecom giant Three also pulled out of their £40m-a-year contract.

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The European giants are keeping an eye on the £28m-a-month wage bill and are believed to have just over two weeks to find a new buyer or start management.

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