Discussions did not reach beyond the early stage
Coat of arms of Liverpool on the new stand: the Fenway Sports Group has invested heavily in the club in recent years.
As reported by Daily Mail newspaper on Friday, Sheikh Khalid Bin Zayed Al Nahyan would have offered the FSG 2.2 billion euros for the acquisition of the LFC. According to the & # 39; Daily Mail & # 39; this would have been the most expensive purchase of a football club so far. The owners of Liverpool, however, rejected the proposal of the future prospect of United Arab Emirates, who is a cousin of the owner of the city, Sheikh Mansour.
According to the Daily Mail, there was a meeting in New York in New York earlier this year. The newspaper refers to its existing documents. Accordingly, the sheikh also wanted to involve a Chinese partner in the deal.
However, the discussions should not have gone further than the first discussions. The FSG does not want to sell its majority of the 18-year-old English champion, who acquired them in October 2010 for around € 300 million.
Open to minority investors
"FSG has always made it clear: the club is not for sale," he said in a club statement: "What the owners have always emphasized is that under the right circumstances a minority investor is considered – if there is one such partnership promote our commercial interests in certain markets. "
"City Football Group" of Manchester City sold 13 percent of the € 377 million in 2015 to a Chinese consortium.