Moscow, January 10 – Bloomberg reported, citing a source familiar with the talks, that Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which owns French football club Paris Saint-Germain, is considering buying Manchester United and Liverpool.
According to the source, QSI wants to either buy a full stake in Manchester United and Liverpool, or acquire a stake in these two clubs. In addition, QSI chairman and Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi recently spoke to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy about a potential stake in the London club. QSI declined to comment, and Tottenham denied information about the meeting.
QSI wants to invest in at least one English Premier League club following the successful run of the World Cup in Qatar and is currently evaluating options. It is noted that any potential application is currently at an early stage.
UEFA rules prohibit two teams belonging to the same group of companies from participating in the same European competition. However, clubs are currently allowed to compete if the company has a majority stake in one team and a minority stake in another.
In December, it was reported that the sale of Manchester United could be completed in the first quarter of 2023. In the media, among the potential new owners of the club, the head of the chemical giant Ineos, English businessman Jim Ratcliffe and Apple were mentioned. Former Manchester United and England footballer David Beckham has also been named as a potential co-owner.
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