While transfer window debate has taken prominence in recent weeks, takeover talk has cooled with the DIC investment seemingly close to being delivered, but no word from either party recently.
Monday though has seen speculation surrounding a new late bid from American George Gillett Jr. who has previously been linked with investing in the club on numerous occasions and is said to have had a previous bid rebuffed.
Today’s reports claim Gillett’s bid will value the club Â£16m more than the Dubai International Capital group, at around Â£170m and Â£5,000 per share, compared to DIC’s Â£150m reported valuation.
One blow with this news is that it now seems the Gillett deal will be looked into meaning a delay in any takeover of the club; whereas DIC and the club had hoped to tie things up this month and therefore give Rafa Benitez extra spending power in the January window.
Another negative of the Gillett deal is that he is reported to favour a groundshare with Everton, a huge veto for Liverpool supporters.