A spokesperson for Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani has offered clarity over rumours that he is interested in launching a bid to buy Liverpool.
The rumours came courtesy of the Daily Mirror, who claimed, via sources, that Ambani had enquired about purchasing the club.
He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, a multinational conglomerate company that reportedly has total assets of $220 billion.
Ambani’s real time net worth, according to Forbes, stands at an eye-watering $94.3 billion, which would make him the eighth-richest person in the world.
The Daily Mirror claimed that Ambani, who is also the owner Indian Premier League franchise, Mumbai Indians, ‘would be prepared to pump millions into the club for transfers’.
Football is a rapidly growing market in India, although it still lags considerably behind cricket, which is the country’s national sport.
However, despite these rumours, Ambani’s spokesperson has issued a clear yet short response.
Mukesh Ambani ‘statement’ on Liverpool links
Indian outlet ABP Live carry a statement from a spokesperson for Reliance Industries, who has branded reports of Ambani’s interest in Liverpool as ‘fake’.
The Liverpool Echo, meanwhile, add that the 65-year-old is not in the race to purchase the Reds, and they have approached Reliance for comment.
Whilst Ambani is out of the race, however, other buyers have seemingly driven close to the front of the queue.
That is per the Daily Mail, who claim that FSG are in talks with two unnamed US buyers about a full takeover of the club.
It is quoted that FSG want £2.7 billion to sell the Reds. That would be a far lower amount than the £4.25 billion paid by Todd Boehly to purchase Chelsea from Roman Abramovich earlier in 2022.
That was the most expensive sale of a sports club in history, with any Liverpool sale seemingly unlikely to hit those heights as they potentially enter a new era.