Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that they are currently in negotiations with several investors “regarding a potential investment of new funds”.
The statement revealed “although the structure of any such investment is uncertain, it may include an offer for the entire share capital of the club” with the investors thought to include Spanish business tycoon Juan Villalonga, local building magnate Steve Morgan and American billionaire Robert Kraft.
Liverpool are looking for investments to fund the ongoing team building under Rafael Benitez and the proposed Â£170million new stadium to be built on Stanley Park.
Morgan has had bids for the club turned down over the last year when it was thought he wouldn’t be able to provide extra funding the strengthen the club.
Former president of Spanish telecoms company, Telefonica, Villalonga’s interest in the club has only begun recently. On Monday he was quoted as saying, “Although the structure of any such investment is uncertain, it may include an offer for the entire share capital of the club.”
The club confirmed that shareholders will be updated on the situation ‘œas appropriate’.