The Saudi sports minister has said his government will “definitely support” Saudi private sector bids for Manchester United and Liverpool.
Owners of both Premier League clubs are exploring potential sales.
Newcastle United already has Saudi owners after a takeover backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund was completed in October 2021.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal said there was a lot of “interest and appetite” for United and Liverpool.
He told BBC Sport: “From the private sector I can’t speak for them, but there’s a lot of interest and appetite and there’s a lot of passion for football.
“It’s the most watched league in Saudi Arabia and the region and you have a lot of Premier League fans.
“We will certainly support it where appropriate. [Saudi] the private sector is stepping in, as we know this will have a positive impact on sports within the kingdom.
“But if there’s an investor willing to do it and the numbers add up, why not?”