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Liverpool takeover news as fresh Qatar ‘concrete interest’ claim made amid FSG sale



Latest news on the sale of Liverpool between Qatari investors linked to the Reds and Manchester United.

Liverpool have had “no concrete interest” from Qatari investors, it is said
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) continues to seek investment after launching the Reds three months ago. FSG prefers a partial rather than a full sale of the club, to which numerous parts are linked.

Against the backdrop of the 2022 World Cup, there are many rumors of Qatari investors looking to move to the Premier League.

Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) already owns Paris Saint-Germain and chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi met with his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Daniel Levy last month. Manchester United, also for sale, has reportedly attracted interest from the Emir of Qatar.

Report: FSG's true intentions are now emerging as Liverpool's latest reports speak for themselves

Meanwhile, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) – the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund – is in talks with the FSG, according to the Daily Mail.

However, Ben Jacobs – a reporter for CBS Sports – refuted these claims. In a Twitter section he hosted, Jacobs said: “Over the last few months after the World Cup, Qatar has been looking for some sort of Premier League club.

“Some groups in Qatar have considered a minority stake, others are now working on an outright takeover. This is such an incredible time for those looking to invest in the Premier League because Manchester United and Liverpool are on the market in different ways.

“Manchester United’s owners the Glazers are open to both, while FSG has a slightly less smooth process at Liverpool and would consider a minority investment.

“QSI has held exploratory minority investment talks with Tottenham. We will wait and see if it continues to develop. Daniel Levy and Nasser Al-Khelaifi are very close, they are friends and also work at the ECA (European Club Association)

“Concerning Qatar and Liverpool, there is not much concrete interest contrary to what has been reported. No full bid or minority stake bid has been made and there is a real opportunity with Manchester United.

“QIA initially considered a minority stake, which has been on the table for a few days and weeks with a 10% stake. However, there is also a group of retail investors who prefer a full sale offer.


Report: Liverpool set to sell first-team star for just £15m

The 31-year-old defender hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season and has deteriorated markedly over the past year.

The former Schalke defender has been a reliable player for Liverpool since joining Liverpool in 2016.

However, the time is right for the Reds to cash in on the player and invest in a younger player with greater potential.

Joel Matip

According to a report by Football Insider, Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell the player in the summer for around £15m.
The defender is under contract with Liverpool until summer 2024 and it remains to be seen whether the Reds can find him a suitor at the end of the season. Matip could still be a quality asset to most teams and where he lands remains to be seen. As well as being a good defender, his leadership skills and winning experience are vital to any club he joins.

The Cameroonian defender helped Liverpool win the Premier League and Champions League during his time at the club.

Jürgen Klopp needs to build a squad for the future and the 31-year-old is clear on which team is better than him. A fresh start at the end of the season could be ideal for the Cameroonian defender. Matip has just 18 months left on his contract and the Reds must try to sell him before his value drops due to his contract situation.



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Liverpool are reviving long-term interest in Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski.
Il Mattino says Liverpool are interested in Zielinski.

The 28-year-old has long been a target for the Reds having opted for Napoli over Anfield in 2016 when he moved from Empoli to Napoli.

Piotr Zielinski

His contract with the Serie A leaders still has 18 months left, but the Italian newspaper says his salary seems “too important” given the salary structure set by the Napoli president. According to the outlet, if a deal cannot be reached in the Italian top flight, his future can only lie in the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp’s side have been mooted.