Tony Fernandes is refusing to rule out the possibility of investing in West Ham United despite missing out to David Sullivan and David Gold in the race to take over the Upton Park club.
Fernandes had hoped to take control of the ailing Hammers but saw the former Birmingham City owners win out earlier in the week.
However, the Hammers fan and principal of the new Lotus Formula One team has admitted that he could join forces with the Sullivan and Gold by investing in the club.
"I see West Ham as the unpolished diamond of the Premier League," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"I would have to see whether they share the same vision, otherwise it could be a calamity for the club.
"You can only have one leader, one strategy. But I'm never one to say no to anything, especially as I'm very passionate about the club.
"On the positive side the club has a new owner and it has ended the uncertainty."