Abramovich 'in talks to buy' another football club

Abramovich 'in talks to buy' another football club

Roman Abramovich is set to part ways with his beloved Chelsea. He is already disqualified from being a club director as the Blues are going through a takeover.

But the Russian billionaire still wants to own a football club, even if it's not Chelsea. Fanatik, a Turkish source, claims that Abramovich is 'in talks to buy' Goztepe.

Goztepe are a Turkish Super Lig side. They are based in Izmir, third-largest city in Turkey.

"Negotiations have begun between Sepil [Goztepe's current owner] and representatives of the Russian billionaire," CNN Turk report, as quoted by Lost Sports.

"It became known that Abramovich was in contact with Sepil through a Turkish businessman. It was stated that professionals from both sides assessed the market, and yesterday the ex-head of the club went to Ankara and held talks on this issue.

"Abramovich’s representative and the club’s managers will hold a face-to-face meeting in a few days."

Turkey has not joined UK and EU sanctions against Abramovich.