Qatari Sports activities Investments, which is chaired by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and has owned the French champions since 2011, is targeted on including minority stakes in La Liga membership Malaga, Sampdoria — relegated from Serie A this season — and Brazilian aspect Santos to its soccer portfolio.
Underneath UEFA guidelines, golf equipment with the identical controlling homeowners could be unable to compete in opposition to each other in Europe, so QSI is pursuing minority investments.
In October final yr, it purchased a 21.7 per cent stake in Portuguese membership SC Braga, who completed third behind champions Benfica and Porto this season, whereas it additionally acquired an possession stake in Belgian top-flight membership KAS Eupen in 2012.
In January, Al-Khelaifi is known to have met Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in a London lodge for exploratory talks over shopping for a minority stake within the north London membership, however QSI has since cooled on a deal.
Spurs deny the assembly happened and have persistently stated the membership will not be on the market.
QSI is anticipated to ultimately search an funding in England because it goals to construct a formidable multi-club mannequin.
Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad al Thani is among the many bidders at present vying to purchase Manchester United from the Glazer household, though QSI has insisted that his curiosity within the Previous Trafford membership wouldn’t impression its future plans to put money into English soccer.