Liverpool owners turned down £1.5billion Dubai takeover bid

Date published: Friday 27th October 2017 1:48 - Oli Fisher

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group turned down a £1.5 billion offer to sell the club last month, according to a report.

The National claims that the club’s American-based owners received a massive offer from a group led by Dubai financier Amanda Staveley.

However, FSG reportedly rejected the offer because they believe the Premier League is expanding financially.

As a result, they feel they will be able to sell the club for more in the future if they hang on to it and reject all incoming offers.

Speculation has been rife that Staveley and her firm PCP Capital Partners could possibly place a bid to buy an English football club, with Liverpool and Newcastle the main candidates.

As the report states: “She and her husband – and the firm’s managing partner – Mehrdad Ghodoussi were seen at St James’ Park earlier this month for a Premier League match between the two clubs.”

The National claims that it was that very match that caused the pair to turn their attentions to the potential acquisition of the Magpies rather than Liverpool.

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