Nigerian Aliko Dangote interested in Arsenal stake

Dangote is reputed to be Africa's richest man
Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote is considering a move to buy a 16% stake in the club.

"Yes, he is interested," confirmed the 53-year-old billionaire's spokesman Joseph Okonmah.

Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith's shares are currently on the market with a price tag thought to be about 96m.

Last month she instructed UK brokers Blackstone to find a buyer, having previously given up her place on the club's board in 2008.

Dangote is reputed to be Africa's richest man, with Forbes magazine in the United States estimating his fortune two years ago at $3.3bn (2.3bn).

He recently told Nigerian newspaper ThisDay that he had been an Arsenal supporter for a "long time", adding: "It started in 1980 when I forged a relationship with Mr David Dein, former vice chairman of the board of Arsenal."

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