NEWCASTLE UNITED fans taunted their Chelsea counterparts by claiming former owner Mike Ashley will try to buy the stricken club.
The Blues brass are looking for new owners following the Government's sanctioning of Roman Abramovich – a long-time Kremlin crony of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
And the Toon Army were quick to mock the west Londoners' current plight, singing during their Premier League clash on Sunday: "He's coming for you, he's coming for you.
"Mike Ashely, he's coming for you."
In response to the chant, some of the Stamford Bridge faithful replied: "Mike Ashley, he knew you were s**t."
Sports Direct kingpin Ashely sold his stake in Newcastle last October to a Saudi-led consortium after 14 years at the St James' Park helm.
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Chelsea fans display Abramovich banner after Russian is sanctioned
Chelsea were plunged into chaos this week when the Government sanctioned Abramovich and froze his assets due to his relationship with Putin – who launched an illegal invasion of Ukraine late last month.
Abramovich was initially banned from selling the club, although the Government have given the west Londoners special a license to sell up on the condition the Russian doesn't see a penny from the sale.
The 55-year-old – who bought the SW6 outfit in the summer of 2003 – had hoped to receive £3BILLION for the club.
But after being banned from running and cashing in on the club, the oligarch looks set to walk away with a gaping hole in his deep pockets.
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The Government sanctions imposed on Abramovich have had huge ramifications for Chelsea, who are no longer allowed to buy or sell players and are prohibited from giving new deals to their out-of-contract stars.
They've also been banned from selling tickets and club merchandise, had their travel budget reduced to £20,000 per game and have been prevented from collecting any prize money.
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