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U.K. Clashes With Abramovich’s Chelsea Over Club’s Future

  • Chelsea clashes with government over FA Cup ticket sales
  • U.K. officials work on plan for third party to sell tickets
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U.K. Freezes Abramovich Assets, Leaving Chelsea in Limbo

Chelsea Football Club is still being managed by those close to Roman Abramovich, leading to friction in discussions with the government over how the team can operate, a U.K. official familiar with the matter said.

The government is frustrated with the approach of the club’s management as it tries to find ways to work with the club after sanctioning its owner over his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the person, who requested anonymity speaking about private discussions.