Chelsea FC sale: Brewing heir Santo Domingo backs Broughton bid

Alejandro Santo Domingo, part of the AB InBev global brewing dynasty, has agreed to back the bid for Chelsea FC tabled by Sir Martin Broughton, Sky News learns.

A billionaire brewing heir is backing one of the trio of consortia which remain in the hunt to buy Chelsea FC as the auction of the Premier League club enters its final stages.

Sky News has learnt that Alejandro Santo Domingo, a Colombian citizen who sits on the board of the Budweiser-owner ABInBev,

Insiders said on Monday that Mr Santo Domingo, who is estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth more than $2.5bn, would become a minority shareholder in Chelsea if the consortium spearheaded

He was a director of SABMiller, the FTSE-100 beer giant, prior to its £78bn takeover in 2016 by AB InBev, and now serves on a string of corporate boards.

Mr Santo Domingo has joined arguably the most cosmopolitan of the three remaining bidders, with the Indian-born businessman 

A spokesman for the consortium declined to comment on Mr Santo Domingo's involvement.

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