- Liverpool turned down a £2billion from cousin of Manchester City owner
- Sheik Mansour is part of the ruling Abu Dahbi family in control of City
- The deal would have been the most expensive takeover in history
Sheik Mansour, cousin of mega-rich Manchester City owner, made an attempt to buy Liverpool in an audacious £2billion bid, according to reports.
He is part of the ruling Abu Dhabi family and was said to have met Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group over a period of months in late 2017.
The business mogul was then said to have proposed a huge £2billion takeover of the Merseyside club, according to the Daily Mail.
The deal would have made it the most expensive takeover in the history of football if it came through.
The report also said Sheik Mansour was ready with a £2billion valuation - taking on a minority Chinese investor and more money from a hedge fund.
This valuation was placed on the club before they reached the 2018 Champions League final.
On the other hand, Liverpool insisted that the club is not for sale, but are looking for a similar investment deal to the one Manchester City made with Chinese consortium CMC.
The Anfield outfit released a statement and insisted the deal broke down before Sheik Khaled and FSG's majority shareholders John W Henry or Michael Gordon met.
It read: "FSG have been clear and consistent: the club is not for sale.
"But what the ownership has said, again clearly and consistently, is that under the right terms and conditions we would consider taking on a minority investor, if such a partnership was to further our commercial interests in specific market places and in line with the continued development and growth of the club and the team."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Nigeria's business mogul Aliko Dangote is set to purchase Premier League giants, Arsenal in the next four years.
Dangote who is said to be worth £8.3billion had in 2015, disclosed his intentions to buy controlling shares of the London club in the wake of unsuccessful campaigns by the Gunners.
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