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Roma seeking fresh bidders after ‘€750m’ Friedkin sale collapses

Getty ImagesDaniel Friedkin made fresh €575 million Roma bid in late MayJoseph DaGrosa could make an offer for Serie A clubThe owner of top-flight Italian soccer club AS Roma is seeking a new buyer after a planned sale to US billionaire Daniel Friedkin collapsed. The offer, which the Financial Times (FT) reports was worth €750 million (US$849. 2 million), "wasn’t close to being acceptable" according to Roma majority shareholder James Pallotta. However, Pallotta, the American businessman who first acquired a stake in the Serie A Club in 2011, told the club's website that he is still open to selling some, or all, of his Roma shareholding. "If the Friedkin Group has the money and wants to talk again and wants to make an offer that we all find acceptable for Roma, we would listen," he told the club's website. Adding: "Right now, I just want to try to ensure that whatever happens next for Roma is the best thing for the club – whether that’s with a sale, a new investor or with myself and the current investor group.

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