Gérard Lopez trying to put together a takeover bid for Southampton

France Football report that Luxembourg businessman Gérard Lopez is attempting to put together a takeover bid for Premier League side Southampton, 4 months after being forced out of Ligue 1 side Lille. Lopez continues to own heavily indebted club Mouscron in Belgium and Boavista in Portugal.

Chinese owner of Southampton, Gao Jisheng, has been seeking to sell the Premier League club unsuccessfully for the last 12 months.

Lopez is offering €125m to buy the Saints, roughly half of what Jisheng paid for the club. Lopez’s potential partners in this latest venture are currently unknown.