The Premier League has 'Demanded Evidence' that Chelsea Is Not Owned by Saudi Arabia

According to reports, the Premier League has requested Chelsea to give proof that they aren't owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr in January, Saudi Arabia has made significant investments in the Saudi Professional League in hopes to entice some of the game's greatest names.

Karim Benzema has joined Al Ittihad, and a number of other big names are expected to follow.
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N'Golo Kante of Chelsea will depart for Al Ittihad, and several more Blues players have been connected with transfers to the Middle East.

The Saudi Professional League is scheduled to welcome Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, and Kalidou Koulibaly, according to several reports.

The unexpected surge of Chelsea players to Saudi Arabia has prompted concerns.

The Premier League managers has requested Chelsea to provide evidence that the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund was not involved in Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital's purchase of the club last year, with regard to The Telegraph.

According to the report, Chelsea has subsequently produced documentation, and the Premier League is pleased.
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PIF of Saudi Arabia finalised the acquisition of Newcastle United in 2021 for a sum of £300 million, and they have invested heavily on the squad since then.

Eddie Howe's team qualified for next season's Champions League after recruiting players such as Kieran Tripper, Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes.

Chelsea also invested heavily in the previous 2 transfer windows, spending more than £600 million on players such as Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, and Enzo Fernandez.

Newcastle will become part of a big 7 in the Premier League, according to Boehly.

[With the Saudi proposal for Newcastle, the big six will soon be the big seven], he said The Telegraph.

[There will be opportunities for all to win].

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