Chelsea: Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton involved in Blues takeover project

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Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams are said to be among the investors in the consortium applying to acquire English club Chelsea. Formula 1 drivers and tennis players will pay around 12 million euros to buy a share of the Blues.

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The Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea is coming to an end. After nearly two decades in charge of the blues, the Russian elite have decided to put the London club up for sale. A direct result of the economic sanctions imposed on them by the British government after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. If the sales price is estimated at more than three billion euros, then there is no shortage of potential buyers.

According to information from Sky Sports, Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have joined the Sir Martin Broughton-led consortium to take over Chelsea. Thus Liverpool and the former leader of British Airways have gathered a number of financial partners to buy the Blues. English media also assures that the seven-time Formula 1 world champion and tennis player with 23 Grand Slam titles has pledged to invest ten million pounds sterling (about €12m) to participate in the takeover of the London club.

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Two favorites for Chelsea takeover

An Arsenal fan since childhood, Lewis Hamilton could soon become one of Chelsea’s shareholders. It is still necessary that the proposal manages to convince the bank in charge of the sale of the Rhine Group, the Premier League formation, led by Sir Martin Broughton. After announcing the return of the Ricketts family in late March, two candidates are still in the running to acquire the Blues.

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In addition to the Hamilton-Williams pairing consortium, US billionaire Todd Boehley has solid financial arguments in his favor. Already an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball and a shareholder of the Lakers in the NBA, the businessman unsuccessfully attempted to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in 2019. The recent setbacks from the Russian oligarch may soon be doing their business.

Unless the project with which Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton are involved, as well as former athlete Sebastian Coe, wins the jackpot. With Trump in favor of this consortium, it is the only one led by a British investor. An option that could pay off at a time when the Premier League is looking to strengthen the conditions required to invest in English football.

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Jean-Guy Lebreton The Indian Paper Journalist

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