According to reports from the BBC and the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool chiefs have been discussing the potential sale of part or all of the club to Kuwaiti businessman Nasser Al-Kharafi. Listed as the 48th richest man in the world, the businessman is believed to have been in discussions with the club at the instigation of Tom Hicks.
Phil Nash and Ian Ayre, the club’s commercial director, are believed to be involved in the discussions which were initially concerning assistance in the construction of the new stadium.
Rumours suggest that the Americans want around £600 million for the club – they paid only £215 million to acquire the club two years ago and have made little to no progress on the new stadium.
According to the newspaper this is the second time the owners have tried to sell the club to this family, and the paper also speaks of a renewed breakdown in relations between Hicks and Gillett.