Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich's son rumoured to be lining up FC Copenhagen takeover

02 December 2010 12:20
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The son of Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has met with the head of a Danish pension fund, sparking rumours he may buy a stake in the company behind FC Copenhagen.

Arkady Abramovich 'chiefly' talked about football during Saturday's lunch with Carsten Koch, chief executive of pension fund Loenmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond that owns 30 per cent of shares in Parken Sport & Entertainment A/S, according to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

'Right now, we are not really sales-oriented,' Koch said, but added that 'should someone come with the right price, it could well be.'

The pension fund has said in the past it was interested in getting rid of its stake in Parken. Following the report, shares in the club rose 22.64 percent in Copenhagen trading to 130 kroner (£14.62).

Copenhagen currently sit second in Champions League Group D, and could become the first Danish team to advance to the knockout stage of the competition. The Danes play Panathinaikos on Tuesday.

League leaders: FC Copenhagen have won the Danish championship seven times

The Danish club was founded in 1992 when KB and B1903 merged and have won Denmark's top league seven times, and currently lead it with 48 points. Copenhagen was runner-up in 2005, 2002 and 1994.

Abramovich bought west London club Chelsea in 2003.

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