Liverpool FC owners deny Saudi Aramco sale talk

Fenway Sports Group refutes speculation linking Saudi oil company to English Premier League club
Liverpool Football Club
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 27 Jul 2013 12:40 PM

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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