Saturday, January 19, 2008
Reds set for fresh takeover bid
Dubai International Capital - the investment arm of the Dubai Government - is preparing to launch a £500million bid to buy Liverpool, according to reports.
BBC Sport claim an offer is in the process of being made to American co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
Initially it was thought DIC, bankrolled by Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, were
interested in buying Hicks' 50% share.
However, it is claimed DIC are now set to make an offer for the complete
buy-out of the American duo.
The Dubai-based group were close to their own takeover of the Anfield club 12
months ago before the Reds' then chairman David Moores decided to go with the
On Thursday a spokesman for Hicks insisted neither of the owners was
considering selling their share and both remained fully committed to the club.