Over the past few months, a number of incidents have stacked up which appear to be persuading Roman Abramovich to leave Chelsea F.C.

Back in March, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, which was found to have come from Russia.

As a result, dozens of diplomats were expelled and the British government announced it was reviewing all investor visas for Russian citizens.

In May, the government delayed renewing Roman Abramovich’s tier-one visa, making it impossible for him to work in the UK.

The consequences were almost immediate, as the club pulled out of plans to build a new stadium.

And in August, the primary owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC and the owner of Chelsea Football Club reportedly brought in Joe Ravitch from the Raine Group, a bank that specialises in sport and technology, according to the Sunday Times.

But a spokesman for Abramovich in Moscow declined to comment on “market speculation”.

If the deal goes through, it is believed Abramovich would pocket more than £3billion.

A clip was uploaded to YouTube which broke down exactly why he may be ready to make the step.

The footage has now racked up more than 150,000 hits in a number of days, with fans expressing their opinions.

“He may not be the most innocent person outthere but I will never forget what he did for Chelsea,” one claimed.

Another added: “He doesn’t want to sell but he is being forced to.”

And a third claimed: “Roman is going to end up having to sell unfortunately.”