Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani makes Liverpool contact about takeover

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

Ambani, with a net worth of around £90billion and rated by Forbes as the eighth richest man in the world, has already enquired about the club, says the Mirror.

But he will have to fight off interest from other parties from the Middle East and the USA with Liverpool’s current owners Fenway Sports Group having been swamped with tentative offers.

It’s understood they are willing to sell for £4bn and there is a greater desire to buy the Merseyside club outright.

But that figure won’t put off Ambani who is a huge sports fan.

He owns IPL cricket giants Mumbai Indians and helped to set up Indian football’s Super League.

While cricket is a religion in India, football is rapidly catching up with the English Premier League creating huge interest and Liverpool one of the biggest supported clubs with shirt sales going through the roof.

Ambani, 65, with his enormous wealth and desire for success would be prepared to pump millions into the club for transfers to enhance Liverpool’s ambitions of remaining as one of Europe’s most successful clubs.

But Ambani won’t have the negotiating table to himself once interest from Dubai, Bahrain and the USA hardens which is great news for FSG co-founder John W Henry and his associates.