Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus says he could move onto buying Liverpool if his bid to takeover Manchester United isn't successful.
The Helsinki-born businessman, whose net worth is not publicly known but is believed to be less than rival Red Devils bidders Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, claimed earlier this week that he had submitted a bid to buy United.
Chairman of the social media group novaM Group, he has submitted an offer through XXI Century Capital - an investment firm owned by his holding company. And the 69-year-old wants to buy half of the club with the other half bought by fans, who would be able to buy a stake in the club and have an equal say in decision-making via an app.
"Look, we would definitely be exploring other options," Zilliacus told journalist Ben Jacobs when asked if he could move for Liverpool instead. "And my brother-in-law would be very happy because his team is Liverpool.
"Yes, we would be looking at other opportunities and we have been looking at other opportunities earlier also. Definitely if this, for whatever reason is one where the sellers say 'No, we are not interested in what you are offering. We want to go with somebody else,' then we have to look elsewhere."