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Hamilton linked to bid for Premier League club Chelsea

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According to an exclusive report published by Sky On Thursday, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion joined tennis star Serena Williams in committing major investment funds to form a consortium to bid for the acquisition of Chelsea FC.

The leader of these plans is the former president of the Liverpool FC y de British Airways, Martin Broughtonwho has seen the current Champions League champion’s situation as a unique opportunity.

Sky suggests that both Lewis Hamilton and Williams have been in talks with Broughton’s group, and the pair may have reached an agreement to put up around £10m for the bid.

It was also rumored that rather than being a silent partner if the deal eventually goes through, Hamilton would play a major role in Chelsea’s future in promoting diversity, fairness and inclusion – the very values ​​he currently pursues at the club. formula 1.

Broughton’s bid is not the only one vying to replace Roman Abramovich as Chelsea’s new owners, as other international projects are keenly interested.

The final three candidates are Broughton’s consortium, a group led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and one by Stephen Pagliuca, who currently co-owns the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Serie A’s Atalanta. soccer.

During the process, all stakeholders have been asked to provide a £1bn investment guarantee for the club’s infrastructure.

With the sale being handled by US bank Raine Group, the favorite candidate is expected to be chosen later this month.

The sale of Chelsea, which could be worth up to 2.5 billion pounds, came after its former owner, the Russian Abramovich, was sanctioned in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, like the rest of the Russian oligarchs. .

With the risk of the club’s assets being seized, Abramovich made the decision to put it up for sale. He originally bought the club in 2003 for around £150m.

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Due to these same sanctions, the future owners of Chelsea will need the approval of the British government, which will grant the club a new operating license.

Hamilton has not yet been able to comment on this, but he will surely be asked about these rumors ahead of this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

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