QPR discuss fresh takeover plans

Bernie Ecclestone

Queens Park Rangers are in talks with potential new owners, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The west London club held discussions with one interested party earlier this year but they ended in March.

The club have now released a statement revealing they have started "preliminary discussions with a different party".

Bernie Ecclestone suggested in March he might be interested in selling his 69% stake in the club for £100m.

A third of QPR's stock is owned by the family of metals billionaire Lakshmi Mittal.

Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia, Mittal's son-in-law, resigned from the board in May after a disagreement over ticket-price increases and changes to club management.

Force India Formula 1 team owner Vijay Mallya - who is also chairman of United Breweries Group, which produces the Kingfisher beer brand, has previously been linked with the Loftus Road club.

QPR, managed by Neil Warnock, were promoted back to the Premier League at the end of last season after winning the Championship.

Read the full statement on the QPR website.

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