Former tennis champion Serena Williams and seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton have joined Martin Broughton. offer to buy Premier League club Chelseasaid a source close to the offer to Reuters on Thursday.
Former Liverpool chairman Broughton is joined by Sebastian Coe, president of the Athletics Federation, and has wealthy investors from around the world, who the group says everyone wants to keep at the top of Chelsea.
Josh Harris and David Blitzer, seniors in private companies that own the sports team, including the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association, also support Broughton’s offer.
Williams and Hamilton have pledged £ 10 million ($ 13.06 million) each in the bid.
Reuters has contacted representatives of Broughton and Williams for comment.
Williams is already an investor in Angel City FC in Los Angeles, which plays in the National Women’s Soccer League.
A final offer for the club, put up for sale by owner Roman Abramovich following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine before the British government imposes sanctions on the oligarch, was submitted earlier this month.
Others on the list to buy the English Premier League team are Todd Boehly, partner of the LA Dodgers, and partner of the Boston Celtics, Steve Pagliuca.
The Chicago Cubs, led by the Chicago Cubs, withdrew their candidacy.
The sale of the club is in the hands of the American bank Raine Group.
Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton join Broughton’s offer to buy Chelsea – SABC News
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