"The decision was made due to the current unfavorable investment climate". The club laconically added that "No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur".
As for Abramovich, the Russian billionaire is now attempting to resolve VISA problems which saw him miss the club's FA Cup final win over Manchester United.
- Vasco Cotovio contributed reporting.
Roman Abramovich could face immediate detention and then deportation from United Kingdom airports if he attempts to use his Israeli passport to make regular trips to Britain, The Times has learnt.
At a time when Premier League clubs have more wealth than ever before, it hints at some deep problems behind the scenes at Chelsea.
Syria chairing world disarmament body 'a travesty,' US says
Syria's presidency falls between a previous session hosted by Switzerland and a forthcoming session being organized by Tunisia. A number of ambassadors from other countries, including Britain, Australia, and France, echoed Wood's remarks.
The incredible situation playing out at Stamford Bridge leaves supporters fearing the Blues are stuck in limbo and falling behind their rivals both off and on the pitch, despite Chelsea's insistence that Abramovich remains committed to the club.
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has reportedly withdrawn his British visa application after facing delays with its renewal and reports of acquiring Israeli citizenship.
The dad-of-seven became the owner of the companies that control Chelsea in June 2003.
Sarri, Blanc or Zidane to replace Conte?
Chelsea have had talks with former Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc as a possible alternative.
A spokesman for Abramovich was not immediately available for comment. But The Sun also suggests that Zinedine Zidane could be a Chelsea target after the Frenchman quit Real Madrid yesterday.