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Red Bull linked with takeover plans for Everton, West Ham

Energy drinks giant Red Bull are in the market for an English club.

The People says the Austrian-based energy drinks firm are on the look-out for a suitable club, with Anglophile coach Ralf Rangnick, sporting director of Red Bull Salzburg, heading the search.

An insider in the deal said: "Red Bull want a team to take into the Champions League. It is the only market they have not reached yet. Ideally this would be in the London area, but both Everton and Liverpool interest them too because it would not take much to get them to that level.

"They have looked at the Championship, but you can spend fortunes there and not make any progress."

Everton, West Ham United and Leeds United are among clubs mentioned.

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