Formula One star Sir Lewis Hamilton and tennis icon Serena Williams are investing an estimated £20 million into a bid competing to become the new owners of Chelsea.
According to Sky News, Sir Lewis and Ms Williams have pledged £10 million each into former Liverpool FC chairman Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium to buy the football club.
They are said to have been in talks with Sir Martin’s group – which is one of three remaining consortia bidding for the club – in the past few weeks.
The Broughton-led group’s other investors include Canada’s Rogers family – which holds a big interest in media and telecoms company Rogers Communications – John Arnold who chaired the Houston 2026 FIFA World Cup bid committee and the Tsai family – which owns the Taipei Fubon Braves and Fubon Guardians baseball teams.
A source close to Sir Martin’s consortium said Sir Lewis and Ms Williams were attracted to the group because of its diverse roster of global investors.
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