Several reports have suggested that Dubai International Capital (DIC) are considering making an offer for George Gillett’s half of Liverpool after being snubbed by co-owner Tom Hicks.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Hicks claimed he had no intention of selling his shares in the club and insisted he was in for the long haul.
It is now reported that DIC are considering a move for Gillett’s share of the Anfield club, but it is also rumoured that the group would also like to buy a percentage of Hicks’ holding in order to gain a holding interest.
Hicks and Gillett took control of Liverpool in 2007, but following a widely reported bust-up with manager Rafa Benitez and fears that the takeover would be funded by profits taken out of teh club, their popularity among the club’s supporters has waned.
Speculation has since been rife that the pair have been looking to sell the club, despite agreeing a £350million refinancing package in January.