July 27, 2022
Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams join Chelsea bid;  Manchester United captain Harry Maguire bomb threat

A consortium led by Chicago Cubs owners, the Ricketts family, pulled out of the race.

The sale of the club is supervised by the American bank Raine Group.

Lewis Hamilton is an Arsenal fan but has expressed interest in buying London rivals Chelsea.

Lewis Hamilton is an Arsenal fan but has expressed interest in buying London rivals Chelsea.Credit:Eddie Jim

Meanwhile, Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire received a bomb threat at his home in Cheshire, with local police carrying out a sweep of the site, the BBC and others reported on Thursday (AEST Friday).

Defender Maguire, who lives with his fiancée and two young children, had received the threat by email, according to reports.

Cheshire Police confirmed in a statement they had been called to report a bomb threat in the Wilmslow area on Wednesday, a day after United lost 4-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.

“No evacuation has taken place, but as a precautionary measure a police explosive dog visited the address this afternoon, Thursday 21st April, to carry out a search of the gardens and surrounding area,” reads the press release.

A dejected Maguire in Manchester United's 4-0 loss to Liverpool this week.

A dejected Maguire in Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool this week.Credit:Getty

“No suspicious items were found during the search. An investigation into the bomb threat is still ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time,” an updated statement added later.

Maguire has come under heavy criticism for his disappointing performances for club and country amid a dip in form this season.

The 29-year-old was also booed by some of the England fans in a 3-0 friendly win over Ivory Coast at Wembley Stadium last month.

“Over the past 24 hours Harry has received a serious threat to his family home,” the spokesman for the England international was quoted by the BBC as saying in a statement.

“The safety of his family and those around him is obviously Harry’s number one priority.”

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United, who earlier on Thursday announced the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new manager to succeed caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick, will meet Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.

“He [Maguire] will continue to prepare for this weekend’s match as usual and we will not comment further at this time,” the spokesperson added.

Manchester United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reuters

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