Liverpool Football Club hasn't received bid from Chinese investors, senior source says

Sadio Mane of Liverpool competes with Sadio Mane of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England.
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The American owners of England's Liverpool Football Club are not planning to sell, a senior source at the soccer club said on Sunday, after reports that they were gearing up for the possible sale of a stake to a Chinese-backed consortium.

The source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject, said there were no active discussions involving owner U.S. company Fenway Sports Group, and that the English Premier League club had received no bid.

The source reiterated the club's position that its owners would listen to any expressions of interest in Liverpool, only moving forward with the right partner.

The Financial Times reported that Liverpool's owners had hired an investment bank to advise on the possible sale of a sizable stake to a partnership between Everbright, a Chinese state-owned financial conglomerate, and PCP Capital Partners.

You can read the full Financial Times article here.

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