Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire boss of multinational petrochemicals giant Ineos and a season-ticket holder at Stamford Bridge, expressed an interest in buying the club amid speculation the Russian oligarch could be prepared to sell.
Chelsea's Russian owner is now embroiled in a United Kingdom visa clash with the Home Office, leading to him shelving plans for a new stadium in West London.
Despite the uncertainty, the Daily Mail report said Abramovich remains committed to Chelsea, who are valued at around one billion pounds, and had knocked back Ratcliffe's approach, which it said was one of several. Approaches from China have also reportedly been rejected.
Seven months ago, he bought the Swiss club Lausanne-Sport for an undisclosed sum as part of his company's commitment to local sport.
Porsche's first electric vehicle will be called the Taycan
Digital projects, such as networking via Porsche Connect and data security using blockchain in sports cars , will also feature. The big drain of maximum power can tax the charging (or discharging) system of an electric powertrain and hinder performance.
King of Clay: Rafael Nadal wins record 11th French Open title
The score may have looked rather routine but there was some drama in the third set when Nadal called for the trainer at 2-1, 30-0. Nadal wept after being handed the trophy by Australian legend Ken Rosewall - who won the inaugural French Open in 1968.
Rafael Nadal secures 11th French Open title
Nadal wept after being handed the trophy by Australian legend Ken Rosewall - who won the inaugural French Open in 1968. At the age of 19, he became the first teenager to win a major singles title since Pete Sampras at the US Open in 1990.