28 Dec 2009

City owners now reportedly have Real Madrid in sight

11:58 am on 28 December 2009

The owner of the English football club Manchester City has reportedly made enquiries about trying to buy Real Madrid for a billion euros.

The Spanish sports daily AS said Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi-based billionaire who's made City the world's richest club, would be prepared to pay for Real, home to world class players like Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.

AS did not name its source but also claims that such a deal would be almost impossible as the Spanish giants would need the permission of their shareholding fans to change its legal statutes, to pave the way for any deal to go through.

Fans of Real vote on the election of most of the board and the club's president.