Mukesh Ambani enters race to buy Liverpool: Reports

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Mukesh Ambani, chairman and chief executive of Reliance Industries, is reportedly considering a bid to take over Liverpool after the club was put up for sale by current owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG).

According to the Mirror, FSG are ready to sell for £4billion, and there is a greater desire to buy the Merseyside club. Ambani, with a net worth of around £90billion and ranked by Forbes as the eighth richest person in the world, has previously inquired about the club.

FSG, who took charge of the club from Liverpool in 2010, stunned the footballing world earlier this week when they said they would be open to receiving offers for the club.

A statement from FSG read: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes at EPL clubs and inevitably we are regularly asked about the ownership of Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool.

“FSG has frequently received expressions of interest from third parties wishing to become shareholders of Liverpool. FSG have already said that under the right conditions we would consider new shareholders if it is in Liverpool’s interest as a club.

However, this isn’t the first time Mukesh Ambani has shown interest in buying Liverpool. In 2010, along with Subroto Roy, chairman of Sahara Group, Reliance Industries wanted to bid for a 51% stake in Liverpool. However, the rumors were denied by then-Liverpool chief executive Christain Purslow.

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