January 10 According to the famous Daily Telegraph reporters Matt Law and Tom Morgan
Qatar have expressed an interest in taking a stake in Tottenham Hotspur after their most influential sports leader met with Daniel Levy, according to the latest reports.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi held talks with the executive chairman last week as they weighed ambitious post-World Cup investments.
A source close to Levy said the pair had only met as friends and had not discussed "issues about the club’s shareholding".
However other insiders say the topic may now be on the table as Qatar Sports Investments considers the possibility of taking a minority stake in a Premier League club.
Industry pundits have put forward a proposal for a 25% stake in Spurs worth less than £1bn, and Nasser and Levy are on good terms.
Manchester United’s representatives are also thought to have had high interest in Qatar in recent months, but the current situation makes Tottenham a more likely target.
A source with knowledge of the situation said it was too early to say whether Qatar would now call for formal talks with Spurs.
But the source added that the European sporting community can expect QSI to make "pretty bold strategic acquisitions" in the coming months.
"Over Christmas and New Years, QSI’s top management was pushing for real action," the source said. The talk that Qatar would pack up and leave after the World Cup has been worrying BeIN (Qatar-owned broadcaster), QSI and Paris Saint-Germain.
"Probably not Tottenham, but it’s possible," the insider said of Qatar’s potential interest in Tottenham.
It is claimed that during the meeting with Levy, Nasser was only acting in his QSI capacity and not as head of the European Club Association.
Levy is also a member of the ECA Board of Directors.
While Tottenham have denied any investment talks with Qatar and Levy, the prospect of huge new funds could appeal to billionaire boss Joe Lewis.
Conte has been pushing for greater support to compete at the top of the table.
To meet his demands, Lewis pumped an extra £150m into the club in May after Bahamas-based subsidiary Enic increased its majority control of the club by around two percentage points.