ROMAN ABRAMOVICH’S efforts to combat coronavirus have been the important thing to securing a pay cope with his Chelsea gamers.
The proprietor’s generosity in serving to the NHS will now repay by saving the Russian £10million on his mega wage invoice.
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Billionaire Abramovich, 53, threw open the doorways of his 72-room lodge at Stamford Bridge for well being workers to make use of freed from cost.
He additionally used the 42,000-capacity floor’s huge kitchens to organize meals for key employees.
It was these public-spirited acts which satisfied the Blues’ multi-millionaire gamers to conform to a ten per cent wage lower.
The deal, which kicks in from subsequent month, will shave round £10m off the membership’s annual wage invoice which stood at £285m.
Gamers voted unanimously to take the hit, with no incentives to claw it again through Champions League qualification bonuses.
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A supply informed SunSport: “Seeing Roman act the best way he did satisfied the gamers that Chelsea have the very best motives in preventing the virus.
“His generosity trickled down via the membership and paid off with good relations with the gamers.”
Boss Frank Lampard will even take a 25 per cent pay lower to assist the membership.
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