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It comes after Abramovich was sanctioned as part of the clampdown on Russian assets following the invasion of Ukraine.
Chelsea has been frozen as an asset but given special permission to continue operating as a football club. No match tickets or club merchandise can be sold, though.
The UK government said that Mr Abramovich “has had a close relationship [with Putin] for decades” and had obtained “financial benefit or other material benefit” from the Russian president and government – something the Chelsea owner previously denied.
British culture secretary Nadine Dorries said earlier: “Today the government has announced further sanctions against persons linked to the Russian Government.
“This list includes Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club."
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