According to French journalist Philippe Auclair, who claims that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put the club up for sale.
Since the start of the season several reports has claimed that the club has been put in the market for sale by their Billionaire owner.
With all the rumours there has yet to be an official confirmation from Abramovich or the London club on a possible sale.
But French reporter Philippe Auclair reported that unknown to their fans Chelsea is officially on the market with a formal contact already made.
Speaking on the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast, he said: “The biggest question for Chelsea fans is what is going to happen with Roman Abramovich?
“The registration ban yes, is a problem. They can still appeal but they will have to go through a different instance for that.
“All hope is not lost in that particular area. The thing is about rumours of the sale of Chelsea are more than rumours.
“The club is for sale, he’s actually mandated two different entities to approach two possible buyers, asking for an awful, awful lot of money.
“This is going to take an awful lot of insecurity I’d imagine within the club.”
Maurizio Sarri has been linked with a move away from Chelsea with rumours he’ll be sack by the end of the season arising. Auclair says that the Italian manager deserves to stay at Stamford Bridge regardless of his ups and downs.
He continued: “And at the moment you’re thinking, well are they going to get rid of Sarri? Who are they going to take?
“Explain to me who are they going to take who is going to be a major improvement on Sarri…
“He had little pre season and a fantastic start to the season then had a collapse, then rose again.
“He might still finish in the Europa League and might still finish in the top four.”
Auclair also revealed that the club’s plans for a new stadium will only increase the net worth of the London club.
“I do think they have planning permission, I think there is one sticky point behind the Matthew Harding stand which refused to budge,” he said.
“Obviously the club is worth far more money if you’ve got the planning permission.”