Leeds United are moving closer to a game changing takeover by Paris Saint-Germain owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), according to ESPN.

There have been murmurs of a takeover at the Whites going back right to the start of the year, with the wealthy company looking for an English club to invest in, and having originally looked at QPR but decided against them, the Yorkshire outfit is now the centre of their attention.

It is thought that if the Qatari business do a deal to own Leeds, significant funds would come the way of Marcelo Bielsa, as well as the chance to take players from French champions PSG, in order to get the Elland Road club up into the Premier League, where the cost of buying the Championship side would begin to be returned.

Current Whites leader Andrea Radrizzani and president of QSI, Nasser al-Khelafi have been friends for a while, as they both have involvement in television networks Eleven Sports and beIN Sport respectively.

There have been plenty of meetings and talks behind the scenes, with more set for the coming days, but it is understood that a deal to take Leeds over has gotten closer than ever.

One of the things they have held up the move regarding the Whites has been the drawn out Brexit negotiations, but with things on hold on that front, the two parties may be able to strike a deal.

Everyone involved will be keen to get things concluded before January, so that the Leeds boss can benefit from the new investment to purchase the players needed to take the Yorkshire outfit back to the Premier League.

Despite the ongoing talks, no deal is imminent, but this latest revelation confirms that it might not be far away, much to the excitement of the Whites’ supporters.


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