PSG’s owner begins talks to buy stake in Leeds United

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Financial Times has said that Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) have initiated talks to buy a stake in Leeds United, which could see them feature in English Premier League for the first time.

According to Financial Times, QSI have been in talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and the Championship club in recent months for a possible partnership.

The Financial Times, according to a close source stated that Leeds, who missed out on promotion to the Premier League has six possible investors, one of which is QSI.

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Backed by the Qatari government,QSI are led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and control Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

In per capta terms Qatar is the richest country in the world, and has become increasingly involved in sport of late.

A spokesman for QSI told the Financial Times that the UK market is top of its list as they look for new opportunities.

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Should the sale takes place, money raised wouldn’t go towards signing new players for Leeds as such an act would breach FFP regulations.

However, Radrizzani could use some of the money to buy another European club and establish a network of clubs, similar to what the owners of Manchester City and Watford have done.

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