Chelsea are set to face heavy fine and potential points deductions from a Premier League investigation into their finances during Roman Abramovich’s era.
UEFA announced last month that Chelsea had been fined £8.6m under Todd Boehly and Clearlake for financial transactions between 2012 and 2019, which was under the era of Roman Abramovinch.
UEFA’s fine was the final note for Nyon chiefs, a full Premier League investigations have been launched with serious punishment potentially down the line.
One of the players’ family is reportedly involved among the payments covered by the inquiry in the fresh reports.
UEFA’s released a statement confirming the punishment declared it was for “instances of potentially incomplete financial reporting” under Chelsea previous owners.
Futballnews understands that payments to as many as six offshore companies, linked to player transfers, are now being investigated with the belief that they were not registered with the FA, Premier League or UEFA.
Leaked documents claimed Chelsea in 2018 paid Sten Christensen, father of Danish defender Andreas, more than £656,000 over four years as a “scout” following the player’s 2012 arrival from Brondby.
Boehly and Clearlake took over the club in May last year following Roman Abramovich’s sanction from the UK government.
The new owners so far has spent £768.7million on transfers since taking over and these signings have majorly been young players with a high upside.
However, it is unclear, whether Premier League sanctions will affect Chelsea’s ability to spend more money in the coming transfer window.
Nkunku had impressed in pre-season and was looking set to be a striker for Mauricio Pochettino’s young squad.
Chelsea are set to start off their Premier League season with a matchup against Liverpool in the 2023/24 Campaign.
Why Did Abramovich Sell Chelsea?
Football lovers watch how everything rapidly changed from Feb. 24th, 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Three months later, Abramovich was replaced as Chelsea owner by a group fronted by American investor Todd Boehly, a prospect unimaginable when the oligarch was on the field in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 9 lifting the FIFA Club World Cup.
Abramovich was accused in the House of Commons of having links to corrupt activity and paying for political influence in Russia.
It was an unceremonious end to his 19 years as owner.
After buying Chelsea for 140 million pounds in 2003, Abramovich ended up with nothing.
Not even a return of the 1.6 billion pounds of loans he had to write off to allow the club to be sold.
It was never about money for Abramovich, though – it was more about status and winning trophies.