SPOTIFY founder Daniel Ek is preparing a bid to buy Arsenal, according to reports.
And Gunners owner Stan Kroenke may be open to selling the club for £2billion.
Spotify boss Daniel Ek is considering a formal bid to purchase ArsenalCredit: AFP or licensors
Billionaire Ek, 38, announced on Friday he would be keen to purchase his beloved Gunners.
He tweeted: “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember.
“If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
And according to The Telegraph, it was not just a PR stunt and the Swede is ready to enter negotiations with the view to submitting a formal offer.
Forbes estimate Ek is worth around £4.1bn after the entrepreneur successfully launched the music streaming platform in 2008.
Kronke, 73, is chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and joined the Arsenal board in 2008, three years before becoming majority shareholder.
He was a key figure in the breakaway European Super League plans, named as a vice-chairman alongside Liverpool’s John Henry and Joel Glazer of Manchester United.
A furious fan backlash led to all six Premier League rebels pulling out of the proposed plans and the Gunners apologised.
Speaking to a supporters’ forum on Thursday night, Stan’s son Josh Kroenke admitted the ESL was a major error – but also insisted his family will not sell up.
He stated: “We were put in a very difficult position by forces outside of the club and we got it wrong.
“All of our trust was shredded this week, I understand that, but I still believe that we are fit to carry on in our positions as custodians of Arsenal.
“When are we going to sell? I am not willing to answer that question because we have no intention of selling.”
Gunners fans, however, still want the owners out of the club.
They staged a mass protest outside the Emirates on Friday night before the 1-0 defeat to Everton.
Police had to be called in as some began climbing on to the ticket office roof and throwing flares.
And some supporters even HUNG an effigy of Kroenke Sr outside the stadium.
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Arsenal fans are desperate to see the back of Stan Kroenke as their club’s ownerCredit: Rex Features
Gunners supporters staged a mass protest outside the Emirates on Friday against their American majority shareholderCredit: Getty
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