Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has hinted at possible takeover of Premier League giants Arsenal, with the Nigerian business mogul declaring the takeover could happen in 2020 or 2021.
Dangote, a die-hard Arsenal fan, has been previously linked with the purchase of the club from Stan Kroenke - a deal that could gulp over $4 billion from his pocket.
But speaking with David Rubenste in show in America, the 62-year-old business mogul gave Nigerian Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after re-establishing interest in taking over the purchase of the North London side.
"I'm not buying Arsenal right now, I'm buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I'm trying to take the company to the next level," Dangote said.
Dangote also disclosed he is into multi-billion projects that may not allow him to make bid for the purchase of the Premier League giants.
"It is a team that yes I would like to buy someday. But what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that's what I really want to concentrate on.
"I'm trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe sometime in 2021 we can," the 62-year-old African business giant said.
Aliko Dangote is currently the 136 richest person in the world according to the Forbes list, with huge investment in cement and stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.