Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton back Broughton bid for Chelsea FC

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Final bids for Chelsea FC were submitted last week — and now two of the world’s top athletes are entering the mix.

23-time Grand Slam singles champion, Serena Williams and seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton have joined Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium, agreeing to invest roughly $13 million each should the group win the bid. The team could fetch around $4 billion.

Reports suggest that private-equity billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer would hold the controlling stake in the bid but would need to sell their Crystal Palace shares.

Raine Group is expected to announce the winning bid this week.


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