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Luiz confident about Abramovich intentions

15th May 2019, 15:31 by Bobbie Jackson

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich remains committed to the club despite his absence, according to David Luiz.

Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 and was a regular visitor to Stamford Bridge but he has been unable to attend a single match this season.

The Russian billionaire encountered problems when trying to renew his British visa last year and hasn't be allowed back into the country.

Reports suggested Abramovich was looking to sell the club but Luiz, who recently met with the 52-year-old, claims he is still in love with Chelsea and keen to continue his ownership.

Luiz said: "I had the opportunity to talk with him last week to decide my future.

"He loves the club and everything that is inside the club, not just the people. He wants to win everything, he wants to do more.

"It's difficult for him, he has been away but his heart is here. He tries to be involved every single day. He's still really passionate for the club. He has the same hunger, thinking about winning. He doesn't want to lose energy."

He added: "He's the one who built Chelsea - everything at Chelsea changed because of him. The results speak for themselves, 15 trophies in 15 years."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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