Liverpool could lose £373bn-rich owner to Man Utd after Ben Jacobs update

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Ben Jacobs has disputed reports suggesting that Liverpool remains in talks with QIA over a potential investment boost.

The Merseysiders have yet to secure an official offer from any entity, as things currently stand.

“As far as Qatar and Liverpool are concerned, there is not much concrete interest contrary to reports,” the reporter spoke on a Twitter Space (as relayed by Liverpool World).

Jacobs said: “No full offer or minority investment offer has been made and with Manchester United, there is real opportunity.

“QIA did originally consider a minority stake and that’s been on the table in the last few days and weeks for a stake of 10%. But there is also a group of private investors who prefer a full sale offer.”

Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol claimed that the Qatar Investment Authority (valued at £373bn, according to Football Insider) had lined up both Liverpool and the Red Devils as two of their targets, though it seems reported interest in the former may have been overstated.

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The idea of United securing proper investment is an exciting prospect in a league already containing several financial juggernauts in the form of Chelsea, Manchester City and, now, Newcastle.