SIR LEWIS HAMILTON may be out of the running for Chelsea’s takeover just a week after joining the fray.
Formula One great Hamilton and tennis legend Serena Williams invested around £10million each into a bid spearheaded by Sir Martin Broughton to buy the Blues.
Sir Lewis Hamilton has been involved in the bidding war to take over at ChelseaCredit: Rex
Sir Lewis Hamilton could be out of the running to buy ChelseaCredit: Rex
However, Daily Telegraph reporter Matt Law, has claimed that Broughton may be “out of the running” from the ongoing bidding war.
That means the Mercedes superstar, who previously admitted he was bullied into supporting Arsenal, would also out of the equation.
However, there is no official confirmation from Sir Martin’s camp at this moment.
Hamilton recently said about his involvement: “Ultimately, I’m a sporting fan – it’s the biggest sport in the world and Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world and most successful.
“When I heard about this I thought, ‘Wow’. This is one of the greatest opportunities to be a part of, so great.
“She’s [Williams] a phenomenal athlete and woman. We spoke about it and she asked me my thoughts and I told her I’d be a part of it, and she was excited to join.
“We were contacted and Sir Martin took time to speak to me on the phone and explain his and his team’s goals if they were to win the bid, which was incredibly exciting and it very much aligned with my values.”
This comes after Sir Jim Ratcliffe launched a last-gasp £4.25BILLION bid to buy Chelsea.
Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest people, also vowed to turn the West Londoners into a club as big as Real Madrid.
The chairman of Ineos added that this is a true “British bid, for a British club” and wants to invest in the growth of the stadium, squad as well as the academy.
LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly as well as Boston Celtics and Atalanta co-owner Steve Pagliuca are also in the running.