Previous
Red Star Belgrade
Arsenal
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
AC Milan
AEK Athens
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
BATE Borisov
FC Cologne
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Marseille
Guimaraes
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Hertha Berlin
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Östersunds FK
Athletic Bilbao
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vardar
Real Sociedad
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Villarreal
Slavia Prague
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
Istanbul Basaksehir
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Brazil
Mexico
3
0
FT
Game Details
United States
South Korea
12:00 AM UTC Oct 20, 2017
Game Details
Next

Trending: United win through bizarre error

Latest
Read

Conte headed for Mourinho fate?

Chelsea
Read

The Prince(ss) and the (little) Pea

Toe Poke
Read

Aluko still in England contention - Marley

England
Read

Transfer Rater: Benteke to Chelsea

Transfers
Read

Saudi firm confirm talks to buy Liverpool stake

Liverpool co-owner George Gillett is set to sell his stake in the Premier League club to Saudi Arabian sports investment firm F6, according to the company's managing director Gassim Hamidaddin.

• Saudi prince reveals investment deal

Gillett and fellow American owner Tom Hicks have endured a troubled relationship since buying Liverpool in 2007 and with the club apparently struggling to raise finances the former is ready to sell at least a portion of his stake.

F6 official Hamidaddin told Reuters: "We have not reached a final agreement yet ... We are discussing how much 25% or 50% in Liverpool will be worth."

Saudi prince Faisal bin Fahad bin Abdullah al-Saud, who chairs F6, was at Anfield to watch Liverpool's 6-1 thrashing of Hull City on Saturday, and said after the match that he was "close" to buying a stake in the Reds. Prince Faisal said the deal could "be worth £200 million to £350 million" but Hamidaddin said these figures "were not 100 percent accurate".

Regardless of the final amount, if the deal goes through it would provide a huge cash boost for Liverpool. Lack of funds means plans to build a new stadium in Stanley Park have been shelved and manager Rafael Benitez has reportedly fallen out with the board over his transfer budget on more than one occasion.

Liverpool have sought to expand their brand in the Middle East with a series of academies and the George Gillett Group are said to have agreed a memorandum of understanding with F6 that included an option to invest in the club.

Hamidaddin said: "There was a clause in this agreement that opened the possibility of buying a stake in Liverpool."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.