By Kieran Maguire

25th Jun, 2021 | 11:03am

Kieran Maguire: Leeds United chief Radrizzani's takeover goal still alive amid reported deadline today

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani may still push ahead with a Salerntina takeover but they are far from his only viable option.

That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively about the sports broadcasting tycoon’s reported interest in the Italian club.

Salerno-based newspaper Le Cronach (via Leeds Live on 12th June) claimed that Radrizzani was set for takeover talks with the Serie A new boys.

Regime change at the club has been necessitated due to a conflict of interest involving current owner Claudio Lotito, who also owns Lazio.

Leeds Live reported on 20th June that the Italian media state that Lolito must sell up by today (25th June) in order to avoid these complications.

It is understood that if the deadline is not met then a trust may be established in order to bypass Serie A conflict of interest rules.

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Maguire insists that Radrizzani could still attempt a takeover if this came to fruition but that there are plenty of other clubs that might take his fancy.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Never say never in business. I don’t see any reason why this couldn’t be carried on.

“But then again, I think the benefits of the Salernitana takeover were that the timing was right.

“They appeared to be up for sale and it would have been a good time to make an acquisition.

“But there are many other clubs within Europe which would be appropriate for Radrizzani.

“The idea of Radrizzani buying out an Italian club is attractive because he’s an Italian guy and he’d like an Italian club as part of the portfolio.”

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