Roman Abramovich: Chelsea owner denies claims he spent £95m on 'The Scream' painting

Roman Abramovich: Chelsea owner denies claims he spent £95m on 'The Scream' painting

- Roman Abramovich has debunked rumours that he bought 'The Scream' painting

- The Chelsea owner decried reports that he spent £95m for the legendary piece

- New York auction company Sotheby’s is also yet to confirm the earlier report

With earlier claims that Roman Abramovich had dished out a whopping £95million on Edvard Munch's legendary 1895 'The Scream' painting, the Chelsea owner has denied the reports and says it is untrue.

Reports from Russia earlier claimed that the Blues’ boss had purchased the iconic piece of art showing a person appearing to cry out in pain and anguish.

The legendary Munch painting of 1895 was said to have been auctioned at the famous New York auction company Sotheby’s on May 2 and that Chelsea owner had bought it.

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However, according to a spokesman to the Chelsea boss, Abramovich was not involved in such sales and also, the said auction company are yet to confirm if the event took place.

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Spokesperson for Abramovich has categorically denied the reports, insisting he had no involvement in the sale.

Munch is believed to have produced four versions of the famous piece - two painted and two in pastel.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become a surprise target for Chelsea as the London club are set to launch an audacious bid for the Arsenal striker.

The Gabonese star has been linked with a move out of the Emirates with his contract set to expire at the of the 2021 season. According to SunSport, a bid a low as £20million will be accepted for the former Dortmund forward who has been in sensational form since his arrival at the London club.

Arsenal are at the risk of letting the 30-year-old go for free next summer and Mikel Arteta is determined to convince him to stay at the club.

British news media outlet Telegraph, Arsenal will not make a deal for Aubameyang easy for their London rivals Chelsea.

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But the Stamford Bridge outfit are also looking towards the direction of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner if they fail to land Gabonese international.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Gary Neville is said to be a huge businessman who owns a hotel pent house which can be rented for £25,000 per monthly.

With the amount, a guest will be provided weekly fresh flowers as well as a Sky TV package and even complimentary breakfast. This royal service will reportedly let members of the public experience such exotic lifestyle as the high-profile legend.

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