Back in January, reports from Brazil claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could become one of the new investors at Vasco da Gama.

A story from journalist Jorge Nicola said over 20 groups had been in touch to buy the Rio de Janeiro side, and one of them, which is Russian, had the Blues’ owner involved.

The same journalist now features an update on the situation, and it seems the talks are evolving.

A new video of Nicola claims Vasco president Jorge Salgado has scheduled a trip to Europe where he’ll meet the Russian group and talk about the takeover.

It’s not confirmed if the meeting will have Abramovich’s presence, even though his name is what brings the most attention to this rumour. This time, the journalist refers to the group as ‘led’ by the Blues’ owner.

This isn’t something that would happen fast, as Brazilian clubs can’t just be bought. Their transition to become some kind of company must first be approved by the board, which is a slow process, even though it’s been happening at sides such as Botafogo and Cruzeiro.

Now in case these talks are indeed true, it’d be quite interesting to see Chelsea having a partner club in Brazil, especially if that was a traditional side with a huge fanbase such as Vasco da Gama.