Denial after Jordan sale claims

As per usual in Formula One, first came the rumour then came the denial: the British press reported that Roman Abramovich was in negotiations to buy Jordan Grand Prix but a spokesman for the Russian billionaire has declared it's not ...

As per usual in Formula One, first came the rumour then came the denial: the British press reported that Roman Abramovich was in negotiations to buy Jordan Grand Prix but a spokesman for the Russian billionaire has declared it's not true.

Abramovich is a keen F1 fan and was linked with not only Jordan but also Minardi and Sauber in 2003. The most recent story was that he had offered Eddie Jordan somewhere in the region of $250 million for the team but spokesman John Mann said it was all unfounded and they wanted the rumours laid to rest.

"There is nothing in this," Mann stated. "At the moment Roman is being linked with bids to buy anything from a shopping centre to another football team. When anything is up for sale his name is being connected with it and it gets a little nasty after a time."

"It is true that Roman enjoys F1 and has met Eddie (Jordan) several times but that's it. Roman has also met with Bernie Ecclestone but that doesn't mean he's going to buy his house."

As the only team yet to announce a driver line up or new sponsor deals for this year it appears EJ's squad is the focus of a lot of speculation. Only time will tell if the denials are a prelude to a deal of some kind being clinched. How many times did Juan Pablo Montoya deny he had signed a deal with McLaren

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Sauber , McLaren , Minardi , Jordan