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Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton team up with Sir Martin Broughton’s bid to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, ‘pledging £10m each

Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton join Sir Martin Broughton

Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have reportedly teamed up with Sir Martin Broughton’s bid to purchase Chelsea, with the celebs ready to spend money on buying the Stamford Bridge club.

In response to Sky News, the seven-time Formula One champion and the 23-time Grand Slam winner are ready to pledge £10million each to the deal. Chelsea is predicted to be offered for round £2.5bn.

Broughton, the former chairman of British Airways and Liverpool FC, has apparently been in talks with the duo for weeks.

Even though Hamilton helps Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal, Sky News stated the formula 1 driver would ‘play a proper role in Chelsea’s future efforts to advertise range, fairness and inclusion’ if Broughton’s bid ends up being profitable.

Chelsea, the present Champions League holders, have been up on the market since March shortly earlier than Russian proprietor Roman Abramovich was hit by sanctions from the federal government as a consequence of his ties to Russia president Vladimir Putin.

Hamilton, 37, has spoken overtly of his Arsenal fandom on a number of events. In 2018, when legendary coach Arsene Wenger introduced he was going to depart the club, Hamilton stated in an interview with Sky Sports: ‘I’ve had the privilege of meeting him a few occasions.

‘He requested me to go and prepare with the crew, which I’ve not managed to do yet, however he was at all times actually welcoming and it was cool to satisfy ‘our crew’s’ boss. I’ve supported Arsenal since I was 5.’

And in 2020, he revealed how his pals hold him updated with Arsenal’s fortunes if he cannot watch a sport due to his racing schedule.

‘I’ve been watching Arsenal play for a very long time, being with them by the highs and lows. If I can’t sustain with the sport, then my finest good friend will call me daily, to provide me all of the updates,’ he stated.

Chelsea and Arsenal played one another within the Premier League on Wednesday night time at Stamford Bridge, with Arsenal successful 4-2. It was the primary Chelsea sport where only season ticket holders and away followers have been allowed into Stamford Bridge as a part of the sanctions positioned on Abramovich.

The 40-year-old Williams, in the meantime, is a part-owner of Los Angeles-based girls’s crew Angel City who will play their first match this 12 months.

‘I believe that is actually cool for athletes to own something. It is interesting, as a result of you’ve a distinct sort of satisfaction once you’re there and also you’re taking part in for one thing that you simply own,’ Williams stated of her involvement in an Instagram live session with actress Natalie Portman, who can be a part-owner of Angel City.

‘It is not likely carried out in tennis, so it is actually attention-grabbing to have a chance to try this in a distinct sport. It could be a beautiful feeling to have that. You need to play better, to play tougher – not solely are you enjoying me, you are playing me in my stadium.’

Steve Pagliuca, the proprietor of the NBA crew Boston Celtics, is main a rival bid to purchase Chelsea and likewise owns a stake within the Italian Serie A crew, Atalanta. He has partnered up with Larry Tanenbaum, who backs the Toronto Maple Leafs, and have dedicated to ‘lifetime possession’ of Chelsea if their joint bid to purchase the club is profitable.

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