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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich splurges on £430m yacht as Haaland rumours intensify

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich has always been in the centre of the football news ever since he took over as owner of Chelsea. Abramovic has again made the headline after spending a mammoth £430 million on a Megayacht.

The vessel is called ‘Solaris’ has been hailed as the ‘yacht of the year.’ The yacht is 140 meters long which is just 40 meters less than the largest yacht and is on course to hit the sea by the end of the year.

It has many luxurious amenities like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, outdoor beach club, helipad etc. The yacht, which contains 48 cabins and 8 decks in total, is being constructed in Germany currently.

It can house 36 passengers in addition to 60 crew members. It has a gross tonnage of 11,000 and is said to be up there with the fastest yachts going at a top speed of 18 knots thanks to its 2 Azipod engines.

Abramovich pursues Haaland

Abramovich became revolutionary in terms of football ownerships when he took over Chelsea in 2006. The Russian billionaire was one of the first of its kind and soon became a known figure among fans.

Chelsea have gone from being a mid-table Premier League team to become a Europen giant under the ownership of Abramovich, having won a collective of 17 major trophies.

The billionaire has always been a key figure in hiring and sacking managers along with player transfers. Recently Roman Abramovich is said to have shown keen interest in Golden Boy winner Erling Haaland.

Whether Chelsea gets their man despite many top-level clubs wanting the Norwegian striker’s signature remains to be seen.

Abramovich will do everything in his power to make it happen if the rumours are indeed true as the Chelsea owner more often than not gets things he desires done for his beloved club.

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By Kaustubh Thakur

A sports enthusiast, traditionalist, movie buff, one of the few people who still prefer test cricket. Football is life and life is football.

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