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PSG Owners 'In Talks' Over Potential Takeover Of Leeds United

PSG Owners 'In Talks' Over Potential Takeover Of Leeds United

Paris Saint-Germain owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) is currently in discussions to purchase Leeds United.

It had previously been reported that the QSI were interested in acquiring an English club from the Championship.

While it was believed the three teams that the QSI would be interested in would be either Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest or Queens Park Rangers, it looks like Leeds have now emerged as one of their top targets.

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That's according to L'Équipe, who said that QSI chairman and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi would be meeting with club's manager, Marcelo Bielsa, on Monday in Doha, Qatar.

The French newspaper added that negotiations between the two parties have 'lasted for several months,' and while the QSI had been linked with Roma, it is claimed that one of its members has 'more of an interest for England.'

The Whites missed out on the opportunity to secure promotion to the Premier League after their defeat to Derby County in the semi-final playoffs.

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Bielsa, who led Leeds to a third-placed finish in the 2018-19 season, was unsure of his future after their second-leg 4-2 defeat to Derby at Elland Road.

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"It's a painful situation and we're all disappointed."

While Leeds will remain in the Championship for another season, the club have confirmed that Bielsa will stay on as head coach for another season.

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Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani provided his full backing to the 63-year-old Argentine manager, saying that Bielsa has "unfinished business" at the club.

"We were close and next season we will work harder to achieve our goal. I am delighted that Marcelo has agreed to stay on for another year," he added.

Should the QSI make the investment into Leeds?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Football, L'Equipe, Leeds United, championship

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]