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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton linked to Chelsea Football Club takeover bid

Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams have reportedly committed millions of pounds to a group looking to buy Chelsea Football Club, whose current owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government.

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Lewis Hamilton has partnered with Serena Williams to join a consortium that is bidding to buy Chelsea Football Club, as per reports.

According to Sky News, the seven-time World Champion and the 23-time tennis Grand Slam winner have pledged up to £10 million each as part of the investment team of Sir Martin Broughton, who is heading the group looking to buy the London club.

"We can confirm that Lewis has joined the Sir Martin Broughton bid," a spokesperson for Hamilton told the Press Association news agency.

Hamilton enlarging his investment portfolio

Should Broughton's bid to buy Chelsea be successful, it would represent Hamilton's second significant business investment of 2022, after the Briton in January backed grocery delivery start-up Zapp as part of a $200 million investment in the company.

Chelsea are currently owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who put the club up for sale on 2 March, shortly before having his assets frozen by the UK government over his alleged ties to Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich cannot benefit financially from the sale of Chelsea, which required a special government licence to continue operating after the sanctioning of their owner.

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