Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck has confessed he is seeking for financial independence from Roman Abramovich in the running of the club.
Buck made this claim with UEFA seeking a way redress the competitive balance and ensure the biggest prizes are not always often taken by the richest clubs.
In his reaction, the Chelsea Chief stated that the development of football, the clubs and players are all important to him.
However, he wants financial independence from Abramovich so as to be more profitable in the long term and also ensure sustainability.
He, however, noted that it will be the most difficult thing to do because of the fact that the club will want to win trophies, hence they must engage financially by securing the services of good players.
He noted that it is unlikely to have more big clubs emerge aside from the already existing ones because of what it takes.
Buck, therefore, hints that his side will make big efforts to earn enough revenue so as to compete for trophies.
Meanwhile, there were reports that the Russian billionaire considered putting up the club for sale and had received offers from suitors but reportedly declined.
No doubt the Abramovich most times, feels the burden of financing Chelsea football club alone.