Liverpool co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have confirmed that they are open to a new investor in the club, but deny reports suggest a deal with Saudi Arabian based investment company F6 is imminent.
As reported in the press recently, the American tycoons have instructed leading financial giants to find a new investor for the Reds to provide some much needed cash to build the club a new stadium.
A statement on LFC’s official web site from the owners read:
“The owners have jointly retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Rothschild to evaluate the possibility of new investors injecting equity into LFC.
“However, the process is at an early stage, there is no agreement with any party and reports to the contrary are wholly inaccurate.”
Earlier this week, Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family hinted a deal at Anfield was close.
He said, “The transaction, upon which a decision is close to be reached, will be worth 200 to 350 million pounds.”