Roman Abramovich in Sunday Times libel claim

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The Sunday Times is being sued for libel by Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovitch, over a front page article that alleged he wants to sell the club, reports the Guardian.

Abramovich filed a libel claim and is seeking an injunction to prevent the Sunday Times and Times Newspapers from repeating the claim.

An official statement on the Chelsea FC website confirmed the legal action: ‘Defamation proceedings will be commenced in London by Roman Abramovich against the publishers of the Sunday Times.”

The statement added ‘Mr Abramovitch has already made quite clear, through the directors of Chelsea, that he has no intention of [selling the club].”

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