At London's High Court began hearing the case of Roman Abramovich against Times Newspapers Limited, which is the publisher of the newspaper The Sunday Times. Abramovich, accused of slandering the publication, who wrote 18 Jan., 2009 on the sale of football club Chelsea. " That was reported by the official club website.
Earlier Abramovich denied the information on the forthcoming sale of Chelsea. " According to The Sunday Times, a Russian businessman was negotiating about the deal with members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, as well as investors from the United Arab Emirates. Abramovich said in rebuttal that there was "not the slightest intention to" sell "Chelsea."
"Chelsea is also a plaintiff in the case. What kind of compensation required London club and its owner with a newspaper, are not reported.
Roman Abramovich bought "Chelsea" in the summer of 2003 for 140 million pounds. Russian citizen has paid the debts of the club and also spent large sums on new players. In 2005 and 2006, "Chelsea" became the champion of England, and in sezone-2007/08 reached the finals of the Champions League.