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Fabrizio Romano reveals what he’s heard about Qatar bidding to buy Liverpool



Fabrizio Romano reveals what he's heard about Qatar bidding to buy Liverpool

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has revealed what he has heard about Qatar buying Liverpool.

Last weekend, it was reported that Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and his Qatari consortium have pulled out of the race to buy Manchester United.

As a result, British billionaire and INEOS boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now set to agree a deal to buy a 25 per cent stake at United.

On the back of the latest development, Sheikh Jassim has been tipped to use the money to buy United’s fierce rivals, Liverpool.

Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail said: “The Qataris set aside about $8bn [£6.57bn] for the United project. That money is there and ready to go, burning a hole in their pockets, so what a story that would be [to buy Liverpool].”

Over the last year, it was reported that Liverpool were put up for sale by owners Fenway Sports Group.

However, it was later revealed that FSG were only looking for investors to boost the club’s financial power.

Now, transfer guru Romano has given an update on the situation involving Sheikh Jassim on social media.

He wrote: “Sources close to Sheikh Jassim guarantee that his decision to leave the negotiations for Man United is 100% guaranteed and confirmed. No current plans to change that.

“Glazers family, already informed last week after final bid rejected.”

British billionaire Ratcliffe and his INEOS team are set to take charge of the football side of things at United if his deal is approved.

The Glazers, who will remain majority stakeholders will head up the commercial side.

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