Chelsea and Vitesse have always said they have no formal ownership link but a series of emails reveals the key involvement of senior Stamford Bridge executives in the 2010 takeover of the Eredivisie club
It is football’s famously “close working relationship”, persistently framed by questions about how deep the connections go between Holland’s Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea.
The Dutch Football Association has investigated twice, in 2010 and 2015, finding that although the original funder of the Vitesse purchase and current owner, Alexander Chigirinsky, is a friend and associate of Roman Abramovich, Chelsea’s Russian oligarch owner, there is no common management or ownership of the clubs.
Source: Football News
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