Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani makes comment on Liverpool takeover rumours

Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani has denied interest in buying Liverpool.

On Sunday a report in the Mirror claimed Ambani had approached Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group over acquiring their shareholding and taking over the Reds.

Ambani, the eighth richest man in the world with a fortune estimated to be around £90bn, was linked with a bid for the Reds back in 2009, something that was denied at the time by both his office and then Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow.

But major Indian media outlet ABP News has claimed that a representative of Ambani’s Mumbai-based Reliance Industries firm has branded the reports as ‘fake’ and that the 65-year-old is not in the race to acquire the club.

Ambani, who already has sporting ownership interests through Reliance Industries’ ownership of the Indian Premier League cricket side Mumbai Indians, is the latest in a string of names to be linked with a bid for the Reds.