Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton join consortium bid to buy Chelsea

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Tennis legend Serena Williams and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton might quickly be part owners of among the world’s most popular soccer clubs. The set is signing up with British entrepreneur Martin Broughton’s consortium quote to purchase Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. Broughton, who is the previous Liverpool chairman, likewise has a consortium that consists of Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris and World Athletics president Sebastian Coe.

Williams and Hamilton have actually promised an approximated £10 million ($13.06 million) each in the quote. Williams is no complete stranger to buying a soccer club as she is currently a financier in Los Angeles’ Angel City FC, which is slated to debut in the National Women’s Soccer League later on this April.

Broughton likewise has a stake in Crystal Palace, however is prepared to offer his stake if his consortium group wins the bidding war for Chelsea. His group likewise consists of Canada’s Rogers household, who owns the Blue Jays and Rogers Communications, along with John Arnold, who chaired Houston’s efforts for the 2026 FIFA World Cup quote committee. In addition, Taiwan’s Tsai household is included. They own the Taipei Fubon Braves basketball group, which plays in the ASEAN Basketball League, along with the Fubon Guardians baseball group in China.

Chelsea were formally offered in March after owner Roman Abramovich was approved by the British federal government following Russia‘s intrusion of Ukraine. The federal government has actually permitted Chelsea to continue to run in a restricted capability till a sale is finished and the American banks the Raine Group has actually been generated to supervise the sale of the club. Final quotes for Chelsea were sent previously in April, and the field has actually been narrowed to 3 possible groups.

Some other popular names in American sports have actually been linked to the bidding war. At one point, there was a consortium headed by the Ricketts household, who own the Chicago Cubs, to acquire the club, however they have actually considering that taken out. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca are likewise in the going to acquire the Premier League club.



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