Report: Multi-million pound investor eyeing up Leeds takeover after failed Newcastle bid
British businesswoman Amanda Staveley is lining up a takeover swoop for Leeds United after failing in her attempts to purchase Newcastle United, according to a report.
The Sun claim on their website that the multi-million pound, Dubai-based financier, has turned her sights on to Elland Road following a collapsed move for the north east club.
It is said that the 44-year-old is desperate to purchase a football club in England and after seeing her attempts to purchase both Liverpool and Newcastle, the Whites, who sit a league below the English giants, have become her new target.
It has been claimed by Sky Sports that Staveley, who is fronting an approach by her investment group PCP Capital Partners, still has a bid on the table to secure the takeover of the Magpies, while she confirmed that she was still interested in securing a deal for the club in an interview with the Times.
The businesswoman has experience of brokering deals for football clubs, having played the role of key adviser in the sale of Manchester City to Abu Dhabi royalty Sheikh Mansour back in 2008.
Leeds have only recently undergone a change of ownership, with current head Andrea Radrizzani having bought out the shares of Massimo Cellino in the May 2017, having previously been a co-owner since January.
In other Leeds United news, manager Thomas Christiansen has slammed his players for their behaviour in recent weeks.