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Volume 10 No. 26
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Carso Group Official Plays Down Reports That Carlos Slim Is Interested In Buying La Liga Club

A leading official from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s Carso Group has "played down reports" that he has plans to acquire a Spanish football club, according to SOCCEREX.com. Slim has been "heavily linked" with a move for a La Liga club, specifically Getafe. However, Slim’s brother in-law Arturo Elias Ayub has denied that the Carso Group, "a global conglomerate owned by Slim," plans to purchase a Spanish football club. Ayub wrote on Twitter, "The Carso Group has neither talked to nor approached Getafe or any other Spanish club." Ayub’s comments come after Mexican club Pachuca VP Andres Fassi told the Marca newspaper in Spain that Slim was "seeking an opportunity to invest in European football, specifically in Spain where they would look to challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona for titles within seven or eight years" (SOCCEREX.com, 11/6).