Rafa Benitez wants new Liverpool investors but has doubts over Mukesh Ambani rumours

09 February 2010 05:09
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez would welcome any new investors into the club but remains to be convinced of their impending arrival.   [LNB]Reports today suggested two tycoons from the sub-continent were competing for bids to buy a significant stake in the club.   [LNB]However, representatives of Mukesh Ambani, head of Reliance Industries and the wealthiest man in India and seventh-richest in the world, denied claims he was interested in doing business with Liverpool's co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.   [LNB] Perspective: Rafa Benitez is ignoring the speculation and concentrating on events on the pitch, where Liverpool have been impressive in recent weeks[LNB]And it is understood there has been no bid submitted from Subrata Roy, chairman of the Sahara Group in India.   [LNB]There has been plenty of speculation surrounding a number of potential investors and Benitez has heard it all before.   [LNB]'We can see a lot of rumours in the press but we have to concentrate on football,' he said. 'Everyone knows we need a new stadium and investors if we want to go forward so it would be good for the club.   [LNB]Calm down: Liverpool boss Benitez says he is unmoved by rumours after persistent talk of new club ownership over several years[LNB]'Over the last two years everyone is talking about new investors and the new stadium and so all the fans are waiting for this good news and me too.   [LNB]'I'll be really pleased if we can bring [in] people who can help to bring the new stadium closer.  [LNB] 'If I signed a new (five-year) contract last year it was because they (Hicks and Gillett) told me they would be going forward.   [LNB]'I am waiting for a while. The only thing I can do now is just concentrate on football and do our best on the pitch.'[LNB]Liverpool's co-owners are in talks with a number of parties about investing in the club and will consider any possible offer on its own merits rather than setting out a definitive investment package.   [LNB]However, chief executive Christian Purslow is currently working on securing £100million of outside investment which will significantly reduce the club's £237m debt by the end of the season.[LNB] Andrey Arshavin tells his team-mates Arsenal can kiss goodbye to the title if we lose against Liverpool Arsenal leading Marouane Chamakh chase as Liverpool concede defeatKop flops: Liverpool crash out of Youth Cup while 'arrogant' coaches say sorryLIVERPOOL FC

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