Grupo Orlegi reportedly failed in an attempt to complete a takeover of Southampton Football Club, according to claims from Medio Tiempo, as translated by Sport Witness.

The Mexican-based group are understood to have already taken ownership of Liga MX club Atlas and have set their sights on new investment opportunities in European football.

Medio Tiempo’s report notes that both Southampton and their Premier League rivals Newcastle United had been ‘probed’ by Grupo Orlegi, but their efforts proved to be of no avail.

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The Saints were the subject of a takeover not long ago, with Gao Jisheng having bought out an 80% stake of the club in August 2017.

However, it seems Grupo Orlegi had enquired about the possibility of pursuing a deal for Southampton, only to see their efforts knocked back.

Medio Tiempo claims that following their unsuccessful attempts to make their mark at the two Premier League clubs, they are now looking towards Spain, with Granada and Leganes – managed by former Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino – currently under consideration.

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