Qatari Government linked with £1billion takeover of Tottenham

The Sun report that the Gulf state are interested in a Premier League club

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Tottenham could be the subject of a £1billion takeover by the Qatari government.

The Arab nation's sports minister has told the Associated Press that they want to add a Premier League club to their expanding portfolio, though the club aren't named directly.

Investment from the Qatar government has turned Paris Saint-Germain into formidable players on the European stage and Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali told the paper that the same would happen at Spurs.

"Of course Qatar wants to own a Premier League club," he is quoted as saying.

"Here in Qatar we are very, very good in taking something and really transforming it  into something very, very good. Even if it's good we take it to another step."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy

Spurs owner Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy rejected a £250m bid from an Arab consortium in 2008, but could be tempted to cash in.