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THE PRICE ISN'T RIGHT: Abramovich's cash hasn't brought Chelsea world-class stars

Not Such A Big Deal After All
The business of football is rarely clear and never simple. When Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought London's Chelsea, which has €112 million in debts, fans thought their club's financial problems were over. But the July 1 purchase by the 36-year-old oil oligarch, who has a personal fortune estimated at €5.3 billion, has come under scrutiny by Britain's Financial Services Authority, which is taking an interest in movements in the club's share price ahead of the €196 million purchase.

The billionaire's spokesman says the investigation involves...

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