Manchester United star Ryan Giggs and his former teammate Gary Neville are in talks to buy non-league Salford City FC, according to the Manchester Evening News.
It’s believed that the duo are keen to complete a takeover at the Moor Lane club and intend on setting up an academy.
Salford City are a semi-professional outfit who compete in the Evo-Stick First Division North, but there’s a belief that, should Giggs and Neville successfully complete a takeover, the club's goal of being promoted to the Football League would become a realistic target.
As it stands Salford City, who currently compete in the eighth tier of English football, would need four promotions in order to secure promotion to League Two.
Neville, who spent his entire career with Manchester United before retiring in 2011, is a member of Roy Hodgson’s coaching staff in the England setup, as well as a regular pundit and co-commentator on Sky Sports.
Last December he and Giggs opened a restaurant together, Cafe Football, in Westfield Stratford City in London.
The MEN report that if Neville and Giggs agree a deal with Salford City, work would start on a new £560,000 stand and clubhouse that the club have already been granted planning permission for, but lack the finances to complete at this moment in time.