Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams team up to emerge as shock contenders in Chelsea FC takeover

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has put his name amongst a growing list of people to have expressed interest in buying a stake in Chelsea Football Club, according to credible reports.

Although Hamilton is known to be an ardent Arsenal FC fan, he believes the chance to purchase last year’s Champions League winners is too good to pass up.

Hamilton will be one amongst many celebrities contributing a sizeable chunk to support Sir Martin Broughton’s takeover bid following sanctions to Chelsea owner Roman Abromovich, who had acquired the club in 2003.

Hamilton is believed to have pledged £10 million towards this bid and has been joined by his friend and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who has agreed to part with the same amount.

However, they will face stern competition as there are many other interested parties.

This comes on the back of a sanction placed on Abromovich which led to his disqualification as a director of Chelsea.

Who are the other contenders?

Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton. Credit: skysports.com

Boston Celtics boss Stephen Pagliuca and LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly are also a formidable opposition as far as this takeover is concerned.

Canada’s Rogers family, who are owners of a media and telecoms company and Taiwan’s Tsai family, who own several baseball teams are other leading contenders.

Who will decide the winner?

Stamford Bridge. Credit: frontofficesports.com

Hamilton and Williams are both shrewd when it comes to their business.

Hamilton has invested in a number of start-ups already and has a well-oiled business team by his side.

Williams, meanwhile, has already agreed to tie up with Eva Longoria and Natalie Portman in a business venture that will see them become part-owners of Angel City FC.

Raine Group is believed to be responsible for handling the outcome of the bidding process on behalf of the Chelsea board.

Contingent on a recommendation from Raine, the government will have the final say in appointing the sale.

Read more: Carlos Sainz’s contract talks with Ferrari hit a roadblock as ambitious demand gets rejected

Add Comment