Chelsea proprietor, Roman Abramovich has started authorized motion, claiming he was defamed in a e-book titled ‘Putin’s Individuals’ which was launched final yr.
The e-book was written by Caterine Belton and accommodates a number of claims about Abramovich and others near Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
Within the e-book it was alleged that the Russian billionaire purchased Chelsea in 2003 underneath the particular orders of Putin, who needed to make use of the membership as a conduit to extend Russian affect within the UK.
Abramovich has now launched a press release utilizing the membership’s official web site, saying the e-book printed by HarperCollins accommodates “various false and defamatory claims made” which have broken his repute and that of the membership.
He additionally insisted he purchased the membership solely for sporting causes and that the massive distinction in success after he purchased the membership from Ken Bates in 2003 can clearly be seen by all.
Earlier than Abramovich’s arrival, Chelsea’s solely earlier league title got here in 1955.
Since 2003 nevertheless, the Blues have gained the trophy on 5 events and likewise gained the Champions League in 2012.