Indian Businessman, Mukesh Ambani, has expressed interest in taking over Premier League club, Liverpool FC.
Ambani, who has a net worth of around £90 billion and is rated by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, is up against interest from parties from the Middle East and the USA.
After it was revealed last week by Journalist David Ornstein that Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Liverpool’s current owners, are putting the club up for sale, the organisation has reportedly been flooded with tentative offers.
Ambani is Chairman of India’s largest private firm, Reliance Industries (RIL), meanwhile he also owns Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and helped to set up Indian football’s Super League.
A previous statement from FSG read: “FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has said before that under the right terms and conditions, we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a club.”
Ambani has previously expressed interest in the Reds in 2010 where he, along with Subrata Roy, tried to buy Liverpool from former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, but FSG won the bid for £300 million. The club is now valued around £4 billion.
It is still early doors on reviewing how serious Ambani’s interest is in Liverpool, and what his ownership might mean for the club.