Serena Williams is allegedly one of the most buyers in the back of a brand new bid to buy Chelsea Soccer Membership (Chelsea F.C.) from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, consistent with a Sky Information record. Williams and F1 racing champion Sir Lewis Hamilton are reportedly aiming to pour 10 million kilos (roughly $13.06 million) each and every right into a bid led through Liverpool soccer membership chairman, Sir Martin Broughton. Williams’ and Hamilton’s involvement within the bid for the UK-based football membership used to be showed through a “supply with reference to the bid,” consistent with Reuters.
Nowadays, there are 3 bids to procure the preferred Premier League champions, consistent with Sky Information. One is a joint bid from NBA Board of Governors member Steve Pagliuca and Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports activities and Leisure, Larry Tanenbaum, who had prior to now made a transfer to buy the crew 20 years in the past when Abramovich ended up securing the crew. Chairman of the LA Dodgers baseball crew, Todd Boehly, has installed a 2d bid. And, as discussed, there’s Broughton’s bid with Williams and Hamilton.
Williams is not any newcomer to making an investment in sports activities. The tennis champion is these days named a co-owner (along side her daughter, Olympia) of Los Angeles-based US ladies’s football membership Angel Town. The Olympian may be on the helm of her challenge capital company Serena Ventures, which has already poured budget into “60 firms,” consistent with the New York Instances.
Those bids come after the United Kingdom govt’s fresh sanctions towards Russia and Russian billionaires twisted Abramovich’s arm to promote the world-famous soccer membership after just about 20 years of possession, consistent with an ESPN record. “Within the present state of affairs, I’ve subsequently taken the verdict to promote the membership as I consider that is in the most productive pastime of the membership, the fanatics, the workers, in addition to the membership’s sponsors and companions,” Abramovich mentioned at the Chelsea F.C. website online.
Right now, Williams has but to touch upon her participation within the alleged bid.