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Lewis Hamilton and Sir Jim Ratcliffe joining forces to buy Manchester United?

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The seven-time Formula One world champion is said to be interested in being part of the Ineos CEO’s proposed buyout of Manchester United.

Determined to become involved with a football team, Lewis Hamilton is said to be open to a partnership with Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The two men were rivals for the Chelsea takeover, which was awarded in the end to American Todd Boehly.

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The Glazers family currently own the Red Devils and are reportedly amenable to bringing investors in to the club. But only for a minority share and not for a full takeover, which is what the Manchester United fans want. A full takeover would be difficult to pull off, however.

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With an estimated fortune of £15 billion, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is considered to be the richest man in Britain. Lewis Hamilton would like to get involved in a sports club to promote diversity in sport.

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Hamilton invested in NFL’s Denver Broncos

With that in mind, the Mercedes driver recently invested in the Denver Broncos (NFL) team. “I really do believe in black ownership, which there’s a lack of in sports,” he said in a statement announcing his arrival. “When I do get involved, with the Broncos for example, I really try and focus on what I can do within the team.”

SEE ALSO: Will OGC Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe buy Manchester United?

Lewis Hamilton responded in the Daily Mail, to the rumour of a possible deal with the current owner of OGC Nice. The two men are Monaco residents and know each other through Mercedes, a third of the F1 team being owned by the British billionaire.

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“It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. I haven’t had time to catch up with Jim. I haven’t had a call from him asking if I want to be involved in that just yet but I do want to get more and more involved in teams.”  Message received.