Amr Zidane is said to be the latest player to apply to take over at Chelsea.
The race to replace Roman Abramovich has heated up after bids were made to the Rennes group last week.
Zidane is married to Jordanian Princess Noor Bint Assemcredit: rex
Britt Nick Candy, American Todd Boyle, London-based Centricus, the Ricketts family and Saudi media group are among those vying for ownership of Chelsea.
And the AP . news He claims Zidane was the last to throw his hat into the ring as he looks to “secure more funding” for a deal that could be worth over £3 billion.
But who is the Saudi businessman?
The 47-year-old is a serial venture capital investor with a keen interest in horses.
The head of the Zidan Bread and Butter Group is the energy sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zidane’s net worth is estimated to be over £300 million thanks to the company’s engineering expertise.
Born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Saudi Arabia, he is now married to a member of the Jordanian royal family – Princess Noor bint Asim, 38.
The couple tied the knot in 2018 and are currently residing in Riyadh with their two children.
But Zidane is famous in sports circles as a thoroughbred horse breeder and a fan of polo.
He has his own stable in America, Zidane Racing Stables, which was founded in 2016.
Zidane also owned the infamous horse Medina Spirit, who won the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
However, the colt was stripped of its victory after testing positive for a banned substance.
The tragic horse died of a heart attack in December at the age of three.
Zidane has not been linked to the doping scandal.
But Derby coach Bob Baffert received a two-year ban from entering the races.
As for polo, Zidane is the president of the polo association in Saudi Arabia, while he was also the sponsor of the Zidane Polo team.
And should things go according to Zidane’s plan, he will soon become the man to replace Abramovich as the new owner of Chelsea.