SPOTIFY CEO Daniel Ek is reportedly set to increase his Arsenal takeover offer to more than £2billion after having his first bid rejected by Stan Kroenke.
The Swedish billionaire had his £1.8bn proposal turned down by the American family last month after insisting they ‘don’t need the money’.
Daniel Ek will reportedly submit a second takeover offer to Arsenal owner Stan KroenkeCredit: Reuters
Kroenke turned down the Spotify CEO’s first offer believed to be in the region of £1.8billionCredit: PA
But according to the Daily Mail, Ek will return with a second offer where he will put close to an extra £300m on the table.
The 38-year-old publicly spoke of his desire to take control of his beloved side after fan protests aimed towards the Kroenke’s in April.
He subsequently teamed up with Invincibles Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in his bid to become owner.
Kroenke Sports Entertainment have insisted they have no intention of letting the club go despite the fan fury, though it remains to be seen whether they will be temped by Ek‘s incoming offer.
Gunners legend Vieira begged Kroenke to sell up last month as he declared that they are going nowhere.
The Frenchman, 44, told the ITV Football Show Podcast: “In the last couple of years I believe that the club didn’t take the right direction.
“And I think it is time for change. If the change doesn’t happen, I believe that Arsenal will be in a difficult position.
“We can only make a judgement from outside. We watch every single Arsenal game and it is difficult to recognise the club that we used to play for.
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“It’s difficult to understand the reasons why Arsenal went down the last couple of years but obviously losing Arsene [Wenger] and not finding the right sort of crew to handle the fact that Arsene wasn’t there wasn’t in place.
“And I think every single year Arsenal didn’t get through to the Champions League or even this year to the Europa League. So this is a big disappointment for all of us as Arsenal fans.
“But we get to the time where everybody at the club, the Kroenke’s need to get more involved to take Arsenal back where the club should be.
“If that’s not the case, I think it is time for them to let the club go and let somebody else take care of the football club.”
Meanwhile Dutch icon Bergkamp has also stressed that Ek and his former team-mates are not giving up on their quest to take control of the club.