Report: Promotion failure sparked Andrea Radrizzani's wish to sell Leeds

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United could reportedly get taken over by Qatari investors.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

Calciomercato have claimed that Leeds United's failure to win Premier League promotion last week has sparked Andrea Radrizzani's desire to offload the club.

Marcelo Bielsa's side endured a late-season collapse which saw them forced to settle for a spot in the playoffs, where they lost to Derby County in the semi-finals.

And Calciomercato claims that the defeat left Radrizzani 'really disappointed' and is now contemplating selling the Elland Road club.

The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Qatari Sports Investment had met with the Italian business in Doha to discuss the sale.


French football expert Julian Laurens told talkSPORT [05/06/2019] that he expected a takeover to materialise.

But Calciomercato added in their report that QSI - led by Paris Saint-Germain's Nasser Al-Khelaifi - would initially only acquire 10% of shares, and that there will be a development on the matter 'quite soon'.

The Leeds owner and Al-Khelaifi have previously had dealings when the president of PSG - and head of beIN Sport - negotiated television rights with Radrizzani's then-company M&P Silva.

Radrizzani succeeded in keeping Bielsa at the club for the 2019-20 campaign, following speculation about the Argentine's future in West Yorkshire.

Leeds United owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani takes his seat during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on December 1, 2018 in...

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