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Thomas Zilliacus: Man Utd bidder admits interest in Liverpool takeover

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The Finnish entrepreneur made a late attempt to join the bidding war for Man Utd.

Thomas Zilliacus could focus on buying Liverpool if his bid to takeover Manchester United fails.

The Finnish businessman has fierce rivals in the race to buy Manchester United. Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani and INEOS chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe submitted revised bids to the Glazers earlier this week.

The Man Utd owners are reportedly demanding over £6bn to sell the club. However, Zilliacus’ valuation of the club is “just under 3.9 billion US dollars” (£3.17bn).

The Finish company is, therefore, not the frontrunner to become United’s new owner. However, Zilliacus says he might focus on another huge takeover race in the Premier League.

“Look, we would definitely be exploring other options,” Zilliacus told Ben Jacobs (via Liverpool Echo) when asked if he could move for Liverpool instead of Man Utd. 

“And my brother-in-law would be very happy because his team is Liverpool.

“Yes, we would be looking at other opportunities and we have been looking at other opportunities earlier also. 

“Definitely if this, for whatever reason is one where the sellers say “No, we are not interested in what you are offering. We want to go with somebody else,” then we have to look elsewhere.”