It’s not that far fetched, because it isn’t the league that will do it.So Chelsea will be booted from the football league? I can't see that ever happening.
If Abramovich owned a corner shop it would’ve been shut down the day he was sanctioned. They are only operating on a special license from the government.
If Abramovich digs his heels in or scuppers the sale I don’t think the government can allow a Russian asset to start the new season, and if he moves the goalposts I don’t think they can agree to his terms and send 1.5 billion his way while sanctioned.
So Abramovich either accepts he is not going to see penny one from this, as he initially promised the government and the fans, or he burns it all to the ground. His call as far as I can see.