Mumbai: Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians, has reportedly entered the race to buy the English soccer team Liverpool. According to a Mirror report, Ambani is among several potential buyers of the six-time UEFA Champions League-winning side.
Earlier this month it was reported that Fenway Sports Group (FSG), the conglomerate that owns Liverpool, had put the English Premier League club up for sale. The United States of America-based conglomerate is seeking around £4bn for the sale.
A statement from FSG said: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about Fenway Sports Group ownership in Liverpool.
“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become Liverpool shareholders. FSG have said before that under the right terms and conditions, we would consider new shareholders if it was in the best interest of Liverpool as a club.
Anfied’s side have enjoyed great success under FSG with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning a Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and European Super Cup in recent years.
Others in the fray include parties from the Gulf and the United States.
Ambani’s company owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians cricket team and also runs the Indian Super League football event as well as being the business partners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).