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Lewis Hamilton And Serena Williams Part Of Bid To Buy Chelsea

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Lewis Hamilton And Serena Williams Part Of Bid To Buy Chelsea

Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams could be part owners of Chelsea, as they've pledged money to one of the bids trying to takeover the club.

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Roman Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale earlier this year, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the sanctions against the Russian oligarch sped up the need for the sale.

According to Sky News, seven time Formula One world champion Hamilton and 23 time grand slam champion Williams have invested into one of the bids.

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The bid comes from a consortium led by Sir Martin Broughton, the former Liverpool FC and British Airways chairman, with the pair of sports legends pledging £10 million each.

Hamilton actually supports the Blues London rivals Arsenal, who beat Thomas Tuchel's side on Wednesday night, but has been in talks for the last few weeks about investing.

Hamilton could be a part owner of Chelsea. Image: PA Images
Hamilton could be a part owner of Chelsea. Image: PA Images

Hamilton and Williams certainly add a profile to the bid that far outweighs any of the other bidders, which tend to be USA led unlike the one they're involved in.

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A source told Sky that the pair's experience in building global sports brands was part of their 'serious investment' into the Stamford Bridge club.

That is also coupled with the fact that both are strong advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion in sport and they would be part of the club's 'future efforts' into promoting them.

They aren't the only pair of well known personalities in sport that are involved with the Broughton bid, as Lord Sebastian Coe is also one of the investors.

The F1 and tennis legends also wouldn't be the first global sports stars with a stake in a Premier League club, with NBA legend LeBron James owning a stake in Liverpool.

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Williams could be joining Hamilton as a part owner of Chelsea. Image: PA Images
Williams could be joining Hamilton as a part owner of Chelsea. Image: PA Images

Hamilton is having his toughest start to a Formula One season in a long time, with Mercedes currently struggling with the new rules for this year.

He has secured one podium finish, which only came after the Red Bull team lost both their cars to faults late in the race, whilst teammate George Russell is surprisingly second in the drivers' championship.

Williams hasn't played since retiring from the first round at Wimbledon last year and her chances of drawing level with Margaret Court's 24 grand slam titles are running out.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Chelsea, Premier League, Formula 1, Tennis, Wimbledon, Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams

Ryan Sidle
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