Qatar Sports Investments is not done with its expansionist policy. The Qatari fund, which already owns PSG, is seeking to acquire shares (minority or majority) in several European clubs. Like Sporting Braga recently, Sampdoria is, like Malaga or Santos, in QSI's sights. Very advanced negotiations are even underway with Massimo Ferrero, the owner of the Italian club.
On this issue, QSI will partner with the owner of Leeds United, ASER Ventures. The latter would take the majority of the shares and QSI, a minority. L'Equipe argue that "the two face competition from another offer but both parties wanted to be confident in recent days, while discussions began several weeks ago".