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Chelsea FC Sale: Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams to make joint bid with former British Airways chief

Chelsea FC Sale: Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams to make joint bid with former British Airways chief

Chelsea FC Sale: Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams to make joint bid with former British Airways chief
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By CNBCTV18.com Apr 21, 2022 4:50:15 PM IST (Published)

The British race driver and the tennis legend will be joining hands with the deputy chairman of International Airlines Group, Martin Broughton, in a bid to buy the London based football club

Seven-time Formula-1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams have reportedly entered the fray to buy English Premier League club Chelsea.

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According to a report published in the British daily Independent, the British racer and the tennis legend will be joining hands with the deputy chairman of International Airlines Group,  Martin Broughton, who is also a former chairman of British Airways, in a bid to buy the London based football club. Broughton was previously the chairman of Liverpool FC.
According to the report, the consortium is ready to spend "millions" to buy the club.

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Last week, the Ricketts family had withdrawn their takeover bid. With the Ricketts family deciding to opt out of the bidding, the list of candidates to buy the club is down to three.
Boehly consortium, led by American businessman Todd Boehly, and American private equity investor Stephen Pagliuca are the two other interested parties in buying the club.
Chelsea went up for sale when the UK government forced sanctions on Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the owner of the club, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. After the sanctions came into effect, the UK government took control of the club and allowed the club to function under strict strict government licence.
The government will oversee the sale which is expected to be around £3 billion.
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