January 10 – English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool are the latest clubs being targeted by Qatar Sports Investments over a potential acquisition, according to a report by Bloomberg News that has been picked up across the footballing world.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, QSI chairman and also boss of Paris St Germain, is claimed to have held talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over a possible purchase of a stake in the club.
Tottenham immediately issued a rebuttal saying “there is no truth in reports that a meeting took place regarding the sale of equity in the club”.
Manchester United’s majority US owner, the Glazer family, are reported to be looking at options for a potential sale, while Liverpool chairman Tom Werner also said in November that owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) were exploring the same thing.
Manchester City are already owned by Abu Dhabi United Group headed by Sheikh Mansour while Newcastle were recently taken over by a consortium fronted by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
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