Roman Abramovich, the Russian owner of Chelsea Football Club, has reportedly indicated his interest to sell the club if a potential buyer can pay £2.5billion.
The Premier League outfit has previously denied that the Russian billionaire is willing to sell the club.
According to The Times UK, the Russian businessman, who was denied a new visa to enter the UK back in May, has been receiving numerous sale inquiries about the club.
The visa problem also made him put on hold the £1 billion redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, he had planned.
Now, The Times UK claims that Abramovich has set an asking price, and will demand at least £2.5bn, a sum that would make any takeover the biggest of a football club in history.
However, Chelsea sources insisted that Abramovich remains committed to the club and has no plans to sell following reports of a failed bid from Silver Lake, an American private equity company which was seeking to buy a minority stake.