Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his willingness to stay at the club and guide it through its difficult period.
Because of its owner, Roman Abramovich's, ties to Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who ordered the invasion of Ukraine, the club is expected to lose important players and face sanctions from the British government.
Tuchel said he is aware of the club's troubles but will not abandon it in its hour of need, with the club poised to be sold for £4.25 billion to a consortium led by US billionaire Todd Boehly.
"I am aware, but I have no fresh information," Tuchel said. "I have not been notified about the nature of the concerns that have evidently arisen."
Let's wait and see. I am still convinced that it is in good hands, not my hands, but hopefully good hands and better hands than my hands.
Chelsea are still waiting to complete a sale of the club following the decision to sell by Roman Abramovich.
'Hopefully it will go through as quickly as possible.'
The sanctions, imposed on Abramovich following the invasion of Ukraine, have left Chelsea unable to sign or sell players, or hand out new deals.
He said: "You ask many times if we have a delay in approaching players and making plans, and of course a huge delay."
We are affected by it. Players are going out. We are rebuilding, not improving the squad.
'We are up for the challenge. I don't know where we are from day one (of next season).'
'What I can promise is that I will be here – if I can promise that! I will be here with full energy and positive energy no matter what,' he added.
'We will still work for Chelsea and I refuse to think of negative scenarios. We will be competitive, on which level we will see. On how the delay and sanctions will affect us, there is a risk.
'It will be very challenging to make up for the disadvantage, given the situation of the other two teams – (Manchester) City and Liverpool who are already improving the squad and set one benchmark after the other in all aspects of the game. Things are not easier for us.'