PSG owners interested in purchasing AS Roma say reports

Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), the private shareholding organisation which bought Paris Saint-Germain in 2011,  might be turning its eye to another club in a major western European capital city.

According to a report in L’Équipe, QSI’s consultants and other advisors to PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi are weighing the viability of purchasing AS Roma.

Uefa has strict rules about clubs owned by the same group competing in continental competitions. Recently Article 5 was put under scrutiny due to Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig both qualifying for the same Uefa competition. However, Uefa found no rules were breached as the ownership of clubs were held separately.

Should the attempts to purchase Roma move forward, it is likely that not QSI, but a different company would need to be created to control the Italian club.

Le Parisien also reports that QSI has also identified takeover targets in the the EFL Championship, the second tier of football in England.