Leeds United in talks with Paris Saint-Germain owners Qatar Sports Investments over buying a stake in the Yorkshire club

Leeds United are holding talks with six possible investors, including Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) who have entered talks to buy a stake in the Yorkshire side and enter English football for the first time.

QSI, who own Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint-Germain have been in talks with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and the Championship club in recent months, according to the Financial Times.

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Leeds are in contact with several investors
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A spokesman for QSI told the Financial Times that the UK market is top of its list as they look for new opportunities.

Leeds suffered play-off heartbreak, as they were beaten 4-2 in the second-leg semi final by Derby at Elland Road, despite winning the first-leg.

Earlier this month, QSI said they were considering withdrawing funding from PSG due to their lack of Champions League success believing it would be detrimental to their image.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has reportedly lost interest in the French side and feels the lack of progress reflects badly on the state and has brought an increase in criticism as a result, while financial concerns are also part of his doubts.

QSI, a subsidiary of the state-owned Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), took control of PSG in 2011, purchasing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while vowing to make the club as big as Barcelona and Real Madrid and investing close to £1billion since.

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has reportedly lost interest in PSG
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