Reports - DIC go for Gillett

Reports suggest Dubai International Capital are considering making an offer for George Gillett's half of Liverpool after being knocked back by co-owner Tom Hicks.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Hicks rejected speculation he was looking to offload his half of the Reds to DIC.

Rumours had suggested that Hicks had invited DIC to inspect the Anfield accounts ahead of a possible takeover bid, a claim the Texas-based businessman denies.

It is now reported that DIC are considering a move for Gillett's share of the Merseyside outfit, but it is also rumoured that a percentage of Hicks' holding would be sought in order to gain a holding interest.

Hicks and Gillett took control of the Reds in 2007, but their time at Anfield has been shrouded in controversy as Liverpool have struggled on the field and the American duo suffered a widely reported bust-up with manager Rafa Benitez.

Speculation has since been rife that the pair have been looking to sell the club, despite agreeing a £350million refinancing package in January.