Liverpool owners FSG are in talks with a US-based buyer about potentially taking over the club, according to new reports.
Rumours over the future ownership of the Reds has gathered pace in recent days, after FSG stated it ‘would consider’ new investment into the club.
A number of prominent business figures have been linked with possible bids, then removed from the race entirely.
Ineos founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe, for instance, decided to withdraw interest in purchasing any Premier League club, whilst reported interest from Reliance Industries managing director and chairman Mukesh Ambani was shut down as ‘fake’ by one of his company’s spokespeople.
The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, claimed last week that FSG are looking for £4 billion to sell Liverpool. Although an eye-watering sum, it is lower than the reported £4.25 billion that Todd Boehly spent to acquire Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.
However, new reports claim that FSG are in talks with a buyer from the United States over a possible sale – and at a cheaper price than previously quoted.
Liverpool ‘in talks’ with US buyer
The Daily Mail claim that the US-based buyer, who is unnamed, has been in discussions with FSG over potentially acquiring the club in a full takeover deal for a fee of £2.7 billion, as per two sources.
And it is also reported that the price was decided by examining the dynamics behind the sale of Chelsea, which occurred at a fee of five times of the club’s annual revenue at the time.
A US investor has already been mentioned as a possible investor candidate, with The Athletic’s Matt Slater claiming that Boston Celtics and Atalanta co-owner Stephen Pagliuca could be in contention.
Meanwhile, speaking in response to the news that FSG are looking for more investment prior to the Reds’ Carabao Cup clash against Derby, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said: “What I read, they are looking for investment. Good idea. I like that.
“For me, it means nothing, whatever happens. If it does change, I am committed to the club.”