Moneyball Mogul Reportedly Set To Acquire Liverpool

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are reportedly in talks over a mega-merger with John W Henry believed to be keen to get a deal done.

Moneyball mogul Billy Beane and sports banker Gerry Cardinale are hoping to purchase a professional sports franchise and have reportedly eyed a deal with FSG.

Beane, executive of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, and Cardinal raised $575m this year as part of their plan.

And The Wall Street Journal this morning claim they are hoping to acquire a 25 per cent stake in FSG.

FSG also own baseball side Boston Red Sox and it’s claimed that the move would value them at $8billion and result in the company being listed on the public stock market.

Talks are reportedly at an earlier stage though Financial Times add that Henry is keen to get a deal done and have his company listed on public markets.

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It is not known if the deal would have any impact on Liverpool, who have won three of their first four Premier League matches.

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