Ahsan Ali Syed, who dropped plans to buy English soccer team Blackburn Rovers last year, is in talks to acquire Spain’s Racing Santander, El Pais newspaper reported, citing regional government officials.
Racing Santander owner Ahsan Ali Syed defaulted on the repayment of part of the Spanish soccer team’s debt to the regional government, which has the right to cancel his acquisition as early as next month.
Racing Santander, a soccer team in Spain’s top division, is entangled in an ownership dispute that’s left its Indian owner saying he was unaware of the hiring of a new manager and its players waiting for some of last year’s pay.
Inter Milan beat Genoa 5-2 to stay within five points of Italian Serie A soccer leader AC Milan, while Real Madrid moved back within seven points of Barcelona atop Spain’s La Liga with a 3-1 win at Racing Santander.
Levante is tied with defending champion Barcelona atop Spain’s Primera Liga after a 3-0 win against Malaga, while Serie A leader Juventus played out one of five scoreless games in Italy as Lazio beat city rival Roma.
Lionel Messi got four goals as Barcelona defeated Valencia 5-1 to stay 10 points behind La Liga leader Real Madrid. Sulley Muntari scored in his debut as AC Milan beat Cesena 3-1 to keep its one-point lead in Italy.