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.
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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