Serena Williams is allegedly one of many traders behind a brand new bid to buy Chelsea Soccer Membership (Chelsea FC) from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, in keeping with a Sky Information report. Williams and F1 racing champion Sir Lewis Hamilton are reportedly aiming to pour £10 million (roughly $13.06 million) every right into a bid led by Liverpool soccer membership Chairman Sir Martin Broughton. Williams’s and Hamilton’s involvement within the bid for the UK-based soccer membership was confirmed by a “supply near the bid,” in keeping with Reuters.
For the time being, there are three bids to accumulate the favored Premier League champions, in keeping 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 beforehand made a transfer to buy the group 20 years in the past when Abramovich ended up securing the group. Chairman of the LA Dodgers baseball group Todd Boehly has put in a second bid. And, as talked about, there’s Broughton’s bid with Williams and Hamilton.
Williams isn’t any newcomer to investing in sports activities. The tennis champion is at the moment named a co-owner (alongside along with her daughter, Olympia) of Los Angeles-based US ladies’s soccer membership Angel Metropolis. The Olympian can also be on the helm of her enterprise capital agency Serena Ventures, which has already poured funds into “60 firms,” in keeping with The New York Occasions.
These bids come after the UK authorities’s current sanctions in opposition to Russia and Russian billionaires twisted Abramovich’s arm to promote the world-famous soccer membership after practically 20 years of possession, in keeping with an ESPN report. “Within the present state of affairs, I’ve subsequently taken the choice to promote the membership as I consider that is in the very best curiosity of the membership, the followers, the staff, in addition to the membership’s sponsors and companions,” Abramovich acknowledged on the Chelsea FC website.
At the moment, Williams has but to touch upon her participation within the alleged bid.