Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Saud
is in talks to buy French football club Olympique Marseille, according to reports.
The 59-year-old royal, who is chairman of Kingdom
Holding Company (KHC), is reportedly part of a $125 million takeover bid for
the French footballing giant, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.
One stumbling block in the deal could be Margarita
Louis-Dreyfus, the widow of the late owner, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who is
apparently resisting offers to sell the club.
"Today there is no credible candidate able to
commit to the level of our competitors. And I will not give the club to someone
who makes promises he cannot keep," she is quoted as saying.
The Ligue 1 club, which was founded in 1899, is
currently atop the French league, beating Qatar-owned Paris Saint Germain into
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