Chelsea announced this Saturday that it has reached “a final and definitive agreement” to sell the club to the consortium of Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, and that this will be completed this Monday.

Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a final and definitive agreement was reached last night to sell the club to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital consortium. The transaction is expected to be completed on Monday.

On May 7, the club confirmed that Boehly had acquired the Stamford Bridge club from Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich for 4,250 million pounds sterling -4,971 million euros- and that they had to wait for the approval of the Premier League and the British government. .

Earlier, on March 2, Abramovich put the club up for sale amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The businessman was sanctioned by the UK government on March 10, and Downing Street claimed to have shown his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Abramovich, 55, has owned Chelsea since 2003, during which time the team won 21 trophies.