Qatar group in talks for stake in Leeds

Interested in buying a controlling stake in Leeds United: Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L).
Interested in buying a controlling stake in Leeds United: Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L).

Qatar Sports Investments founded by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is reportedly in discussions to buy a stake in English soccer club Leeds United.

The Financial Times citing people familiar with the talks says the state-backed group, which owns French club Paris St Germain, is seeking as much as a controlling stake in Leeds United in a deal that would mark Qatar's entrance to English football.

"Qatar Sports Investments will be entering English football and Leeds is the club of their choice," the report quoted a source as having said.

It added that Qatar has been looking at entering the Premier League for the past two years.

Leeds United is holding talks with at least six investors, including the Qatar group, according to the report.

Qatar Sports Investments and Leeds United did not return calls for comment.

Australian Associated Press