Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has insisted that owner Roman Abramovich remains committed to the cause at Stamford Bridge during an interview with Sky Sports News.
Buck has acted as the mouthpiece of the club on several occasions this season, notably in the midst of allegations of anti-semitic chants being sung by the Chelsea supporters.
The topic he is discussing this time is a little more on the positive side, as he eases fears that Abramovich is no longer as committed to Chelsea as he once was.
Buck allayed the fears of the Chelsea faithful, insisting that Abramovich remains in frequent conversation with those at the club, despite geographical constraints.
He’s quoted by Sky Sports News saying:
“Everything he’s doing reaffirms his commitment to Chelsea.”
“We hear from him several times a day and he’s talking to us about players, commercial activities and our good causes.
“So I would say he’s committed to Chelsea.”
With the biggest transfer window in the club’s history on the horizon, it’s reassuring to hear that Abramovich hasn’t thrown in the towel. He’ll still be very much involved.
The Russian oligarch could be forced to open his chequebook if we receive a delay to our transfer ban, with Chelsea then needing to prepare for over a year without signing players.