Sir Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams have both pledged funds to the bid by British Business man, Sir Martin Broughton to buy Chelsea football club.
The British business man submitted his official bid to buy the London club before the April 14th deadline, with a sale of the club set to be completed within the next few weeks.
According to Sky news, Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams pledged £10 million in backing to Sir Martin Broughton’s takeover.
Sources close to the group told Sky that Sir Lewis and Ms Williams – the highest-profile members of any of the three remaining consortia – had pledged an estimated £10m each to the bid.
Sky also reported that the addition of Sir Lewis Hamilton and Ms Serena Williams was a serious investment decision because of their experience at building global sports brands.
Both Sir Lewis, who will compete for his Mercedes team at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola this weekend, and Ms Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slams including seven Wimbledon titles, have become established investors in their own right in recent years.
Chelsea’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel was asked about the club’s future on Tuesday and he replied
“I am still not involved which I am glad about because we have a lot to focus on here. That is where our focus goes to. We hope things will be sorted out as soon as possible to have clarity but I understand it is not that easy,” he said previously. He said