Chelsea defender David Luiz says owner Roman Abramovich still “loves the club” despite his absence from Stamford Bridge. 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.
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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.”