According to Sky News, each of the two stars will pledge an estimated £10m to the bid.
A spokesperson for Hamilton confirmed the 37-year-old’s involvement in Broughton’s bid via the PA News, saying: “We can confirm that Lewis has joined the Sir Martin Broughton bid.”
The pair are teaming up as part of the bidGetty
They’re no strangers to investing in sporting franchises as Williams is an investor in Los Angeles’ Angel City FC
In the meantime, Hamilton is preparing for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend and has seven Formula One world championships to his name, while Williams won 23 Grand Slams including seven Wimbledon titles.
The sale comes following sanctions placed on current owner Roman Abramovich following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Abramovich cannot profit from Chelsea’s sale as a result of those sanctions, but he had already vowed to write off the club’s £1.5billion debt. The club has been given a special licence to continue operating under restricted terms.
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