Nancy and Sven prepare for court battle over £2.7 million flat

Former Strictly star Nancy Dell'Olio is bracing herself for a legal battle with ex partner Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The raven-haired beauty has called the ex-England manager's £2.7 million flat in Belgravia home since their relationship ended in 2007.

But now the Swedish football boss has initiated a legal battle to evict his former love from the property, claiming he only agreed to let her stay there as a temporary measure.


Italian Nancy – who is a fully qualified lawyer – is contesting her former partner's position.

She insists the couple had a verbal agreement that she could remain living in the luxurious London area, where Elle McPherson and Joan Collins also own homes.

A friend of the star confirmed she will stand up for what she believes is right, saying: "He (Sven) told Nancy he would always take care of her financially.

She feels she is only fighting for what she was promised."

Their hearing is due to take place some time after July 25.