Carlos Slim, currently ranked the world’s richest man, is looking at buying Primera Liga outfit Getafe, according to Libertad Digital.
The Mexican business magnate and philanthropist, who has extensive holdings in a considerable number of companies through his Grupo Carso conglomerate, is reported to have already initiated contact with the club.
Getafe President Angel Torres has been seeking a buyer for the Madrid-based outfit for some time, and Slim is understood to have expressed a desire to turn Los Azulones into one of the biggest teams in Europe.
Slim is believed to have a personal fortune of €54,000m but the purchase would be made through America Movil, the company that owns the rights to broadcast La Liga matches in Mexico.
However, when questioned by Marca over the possible sale, Torres insisted he did not even know who Carlos Slim was.
“I don’t know who this gentleman is and I don’t want to give publicity to anyone,” he said, recalling the time when he was duped by a Brazilian waiter posing as a rich Sheikh who wanted to buy the club.