Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov ready to increase the offer to businessman Stan Kronke for the purchase of shares of English football club “Arsenal” to 2.3 billion dollars, the newspaper The Sun.
In February 2016, the former partner of Usmanov’s company Red and White Fakhrad Moshiri sold to Russian businessman all his shares of Arsenal, after which the share of Russian businessman at the club increased to 30.04%. The main shareholder of the London club is an American Kronke owning 67,05% of the shares.
Previously, the newspaper the Financial Times reported that Usmanov offered Cronce $ 1.3 billion for buying a controlling stake, however, later it became known that the American has refused this proposal, stating that “the Arsenal” not for sale”. In this regard, according to The Sun, Usmanov intends to increase its offer to $ 2.3 billion..
The first offer on the sale of a controlling stake in Usmanov was done in April. Russian businessman bought the first shares of “Arsenal” in 2007.
Usmanov is ranked fifth in the list of the richest businessmen of Russia according to Bloomberg. His condition, the Agency estimates at $ 14 billion.