By Dave Woods

7th Nov, 2019 | 11:24am

Times report details what QSI ultimately want from Leeds as Radrizzani travels to Paris

QSI (Qatar Sports Investment) investment in Leeds United has been in the headlines again this week, with L’Equipe reporting ongoing talks and a club valuation between £51m and £69m (€60-80m).

The Times has now reported that Leeds owner Adrea Radrizzani travelled to Paris on Wednesday for more talks over a possible takeover.

Radrizzani was at PSG’s Champion’s League match against Club Brugge as a guest of club president Nasser Al-Khelaifithe.

Nasser Al-Khelaifithe also runs QSI and the report adds that while initial investment from QSI might be for a minority stake, the group ultimately wants to own Leeds.

The LUFC Worldwide Twitter account posted a photo of Radrizzani at last night’s game at the Parcs des Princes.

In a previous Times interview, Radrizzani said there were two other possible investors, one a wealthy Leeds fan from the States and the other an owner of an Italian football club.

However, QSI were named as the frontrunners then and certainly seem to be the group at the centre of investment talks at the moment.

Neither side seem particularly concerned about keeping their intentions private either, with Radrizzani talking on record and appearing in public with Nasser Al-Khelaifithe.

Leeds fans are split, although the overwhelming sentiment is definitely on the side of big-money investment, with Radrizzani saying QSI could take Leeds to the same level as Man City.

One potential issue is the Champions League, where UEFA rules prohibit teams with the same owners playing each other.

That problem is for another day, though, with promotion back into the Premier League the main priority.

It’s all very high-stakes stuff.

On one hypothetical path, you’ve got Leeds in the Premier League next season, managed by Marcelo Bielsa and backed by real money. That’s an exciting prospect if you can get past where that money might be coming from.

On the other, you’ve got failure to win promotion this season, which could see the club losing Marcelo Bielsa, Kalvin Phillips and possibly even Andrea Radrizzani.

It makes matters on the pitch even more important at the moment and top-two is an absolute must for Leeds.

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