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Abu Dhabi's Aabar bids for Roma football club

Reports in Italy say six bids for the Italian club include Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments

Abu Dhabi's Aabar bids for Roma football club
Aabars is one of six bids submitted to buy the Italian football club AS Roma

Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments and a financial holding firm linked to Libya’s sovereign wealth were among the six bids submitted for Italian football club AS Roma, according to reports in Italy on Thursday.

Sources close to the matter told the Il Messaggero newspaper six bids had been submitted for the Rome-based football club.

The bidders reportedly include Aabar Investments, a financial holding firm linked to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, Rome businessman Giampaolo Angelucci and a Chinese consortium.

The newspaper also claimed that Rothschild were advising on the bids.

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