Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich happy in this country. Planning to buy a football club

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Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is planning on making Istanbul his permanent home, according to Tribal Football.

The Russian billionaire had to sell Chelsea due to sanctions imposed on him by the UK government for his ties to Russia president Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich is now happy in Turkey where no such sanctions are in place on Russians and is set to make the country his permanent home.

Abramovich has moved four of his yachts, worth an estimated $1.2 billion, to Istanbul and is already planning to buy a Turkish football club.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly had an approach for Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho turned down by the player.

According to Simon Phillips via CaughtOffside, the Blues have had an approach for Garnacho turned down with the player preferring a new deal at Old Trafford, or a move abroad.

Garnacho currently earns around £5,000-a-week at Manchester United and will get a significant rise to the tune of £50000 per week should he commit to extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Garnacho has been in amazing form for United since getting his chance in the first-team and is also attracting interest from Spanish side Real Madrid.