Liverpool could be set for an Indian takeaway with multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani interest in buying the club.
Ambani, with a net worth of around £90billion and rated by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, has already enquired about the club.
But he will have to fight off interest from other parties from the Middle East and the USA with Liverpool’s current owners Fenway Sports Group having been swamped with tentative offers.
It’s understood they are willing to sell for £4bn and there is a greater desire to buy the Merseyside club outright.
But that figure won’t put off Ambani who is a huge sports fan. He owns IPL cricket giants Mumbai Indians and helped to set up Indian football’s Super League.
While cricket is a religion in India, football is rapidly catching up with the English Premier League creating huge interest and Liverpool one of the biggest supported clubs with shirt sales going through the roof.
Ambani, 65, with his enormous wealth and desire for success would be prepared to pump millions into the club for transfers to enhance Liverpool’s ambitions of remaining as one of Europe’s most successful clubs.
After completing the purchase of Mumbai Indians he was labelled ‘The World’s Richest Sports Team Owner’ which will be music to Liverpool fans, some of whom believe FSG have not fully backed manager Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market.
But Ambani won’t have the negotiating table to himself once interest from Dubai, Bahrain and the USA hardens which is great news for FSG co-founder John W Henry and his associates.
Fenway employed investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to test the water over possible investment in the club or a complete takeover.