Abu Dhabi investor fund denies interest in Roma

BY foxsports • February 2, 2011

An Abu Dhabi-based investment fund has denied that it submitted a bid to buy Roma nor does it want to buy the three-time Italian club champion.

Mohamed al-Husseiny, the chief executive of government-backed Aabar Investments, says on Wednesday that the company ''wants to distance'' itself from ''rumors'' that it bid for the football team and called press reports of its interest ''unfounded.''

Italian media says five offers have been made, the most serious coming from Aabar, a group of American investors led by Boston executive Thomas DiBenedetto and Roman industrialist Giampaolo Angelucci.

The offers will be evaluated by the Unicredit bank, which last year became co-owner of Roma following a debt-for-equity swap with the Sensi family.

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