May 19, 2022

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Serena Williams and Hamilton join bid to buy Chelsea

Serena Williams and Hamilton join bid to buy Chelsea

Two sports personalities have joined the interest in buying Chelsea in the Premier League, Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams.

Lewis Hamilton s Serena Williams It will invest about 20 million Egyptian pounds (more than 24 million dollars) in a nomination Martin BroughtonThe British chain reported on Thursday that one of the four bidders to buy English football club Chelsea sky.

According to this medium, the English pilot Formula One The American tennis player will contribute 10 million pounds (more than 12 million dollars) to the consortium he leads brought onThe former president of Liverpool and British Airways.

The other candidates are the Ricketts family who owns Chicago Cubs; businessman Todd Boyleco-owner Los Angeles Dodgers; And billionaires Stephen Pagliuca s Larry Tannenbaumwith interests in Boston Celtics s Toronto Maple Leafs.

sale deal Chelsea It is managed by the American bank Raine Group, as decided by the current owner of the “Blues”, the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovichwhose assets have previously been frozen British government Under sanctions imposed on the Kremlin’s allies for the war in Ukraine.

Similarly, the London executive will have to approve the process and give the club a special licence so the sale can go ahead.

Under the current sanctions, Chelsea They cannot be sold, in addition to the fact that they cannot work in other terms, such as selling merchandise – their official store is still closed – or making money by selling tickets. However, the London entity remains very attractive to investors, as evidenced by the interest of Lewis Hamilton s Serena Williams Two of the biggest sports stars in the world.

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Series sky Today reports that the tennis player, winner of 23 “majors”, and pilot, seven-time F1 champion, have been in talks for several weeks with the campaign brought on To invest in candidacy.

A source for this medium explained that the inclusion of Hamilton s Williams It is a “serious business decision”, whose expertise in developing “global sports brands” is valued.

He also indicated that it is not the first time that sports figures have invested in an English Premier League club. king LeBron James He had a small stake in Liverpool a decade ago.