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Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton join Chelsea FC bid

April 21, 2022, 3:22 PM UTC
Tennis star Serena Williams at the Bitcoin 2022 conference
Tennis star Serena Williams attends the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami. Williams agreed to invest in Chelsea FC.
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Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Tennis star Serena Williams have both agreed to invest about 10 million pounds ($13.1 million) each in a bid for Chelsea Football Club, Sky News reported on Thursday.

The sports stars will join a bid led by former British Airways chairman Martin Broughton, which also includes Canada’s Rogers family, Centaurus Capital LP founder John Arnold, and Taiwan’s Tsai family.

Hamilton would likely play a role in promoting Chelsea’s diversity, equity and inclusion if the bid is successful, according to the Sky report.

A spokesperson for the Broughton consortium declined to comment to Sky News. Bids for the club are currently being considered by Chelsea’s advisers, before a preferred bidder is proposed to the government.

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