• Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira assisting potential purchase
  • Kroenkes understood to want at least £2bn for the club

The Spotify owner Daniel Ek is preparing a bid to buy Arsenal with assistance from the club’s former players Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.

The Guardian understands Ek began making inquiries about a potential purchase over the weekend and that an announcement about an official approach could be made as soon as next week. Ek has asked the club legends Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira for help in assembling a package that could persuade the Kroenke family, who are under mounting pressure after Arsenal’s attempt to join the doomed Super League last week, to sell up.

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