Liverpool FC owners deny Saudi Aramco sale talk

Fenway Sports Group refutes speculation linking Saudi oil company to English Premier League club

The owners of English Premier League club Liverpool have denied reports that they are looking to sell-up amid speculation that oil giant Saudi Aramco were interested in a deal.

US-based Fenway Sports Group have refuted speculation that they are trying to sell the club for about £350m. 

The UK's Sun newspaper also claimed that Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company, and two American billionaires were interested in buying the club.

A spokesman for FSG said: "Like so many rumours in the past about a sale of Liverpool Football Club, there is absolutely no truth in this.

“We have had no meetings with anyone about a sale, we don't know who the source of the rumour is, and any suggestion of a sale is fabrication."

The newspaper reported that Saudi Aramco recently attempted to buy the Premier League club, adding that City banking sources claimed two American billionaires could also be potential buyers.

In April, Ooredoo, the Qatari telecoms giant formerly known as Qtel, denied media reports it was in talks with Liverpool Football Club for naming rights to Anfield stadium.

Media reports claimed the telecoms operator was looking to invest in a high profile British football team and claimed it was in talks with Liverpool for naming rights to the club’s stadium at Anfield, a move which could have seen it renamed the Ooredoo Stadium.

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Posted by: Mick

Perhaps Aramco would change the name of Anfield to Oil Field or Green Field. John W has won the World Series (MLB) and has a potential league winner with LFC. No way that he wants to unload now that his portfolio is on the rise. Perhaps at its apex. Not now. YNWA

Posted by: Mick

John W is much better than Gillette and Hicks but if they want to sell, at least get proper executives in there, unlike the likes of Ian Ayre, to run the club the right way. Maybe if we had some decent cash that the club could ACTUALLY spend and executives that knew how to bargain (more like Dan Levy)..we wouldnt have missed out on almost every target this summer. Maybe some deep pockets might get us competitive again. I'm for it but NOT for renaming Anfield to Saudi Aramco Field or some ilk

Posted by: SG8

Hey Vimal,
"we need middle eastern ownership who want success"??
the current owners are actual confirmed success in sport before they bought LFC. You may not know or like baseball but it is a massively profitable and popular sport in North America and about as old as football and his Boston Red Sox have been a dominant team surviving a long drought, like LFC is doing until his ownership to title. I'm a 14 year LFC supporter (actually LFC obsessive supporter) and don't want to see mindless cash put in LFC's hands without the minds to put it in the right place. I think that a change in management should be focused on Ian Ayre's team and their handling of targets, not just splashing billions willy nilly.

Posted by: maxine

my dad will be kicking up his own stink in heaven if they do this he is from liverpool!!!! They are not worthy of this football club or this girl either who turned them down!!!!

Posted by: Jamie

As much as i hate to admite it, money does buy you success. Just look at Man City and Chelsea. its the 21st century now. With the financial backing of Saudi investors we will be able to bring in world class players regardless of there crazy wages to inprove the club. Unfortunatly homw grown tallent isnt the future anymore. ��� the future!!

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