The Spotify's owner interest in Arsenal is hotting up and we are rounding up everything related to his takeover attempt in one neat place.
Who is Daniel Ek?
The founder and owner of a popular music streaming service called Spotify. He is also a massive Arsenal fan, judging by what Sky Sports had to say about him.
"We’re told [Daniel] Ek is somebody who lives, breathes & sleeps Arsenal, he’s a total Arsenal obsessive & he only wants what is best for the club. Close friends describe him as somebody who watches every single Arsenal game," Kaveh Solhekol said.
Is the interest genuine?
Does Ek have the money?
Most surely. Ek's personal fortune is estimated to be £3.4b, Spotify itself costs £51.9bn, while Arsenal is valued at £2.1bn. Although with Kroenke being the sole owner, he can ask for as much money as he wants.
Who else backs up Ek?
It looks like he has the support of 3 Invincibles: Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira. All three will be given roles at the club if the takeover attempts succeeds, and it will be hard to ignore such legends giving their moral support to Ek.
What is Kroenke's position?
According to David Ornstein - you guessed it - Kroenke has no intention of selling the club. However, the American is under massive pressure from the fans following the ESL fiasco.
"If this deal was done in private, it would be very easy for Stan Kroenke just to say no, whereas if it’s done in public & has the backing of people like Henry, Bergkamp & Vieira, Kroenke is under much more pressure to listen," he said on Sky Sports.
What do the fans say?
Understandably, they are tired of Kroenke and his antics. The thought of someone buying the club from him - especially as it isn't a shady Arab sheikh or an oil Russian oligarch - is enticing.
However, Arsenal Supporters' Trust believe the best chance to change owners at Arsenal is through the British government, who ordered an inquiry into how clubs are owned and run after the ESL debacle - and not through a change at the helm.
"Kroenke is the 100 per cent owner. He will decide what he wants to do. Criticism & pressure don't really get through to him. He's a long way away and doesn't come to games," AST member Tim Payton said.
"So, I think we must be realistic here. The biggest chance of change still comes from what Boris Johnson said to us last week when I met him in Downing Street, which is that things have to change with the ownership of football clubs and their governance.
"He was good to his word as 48 hours later he announced a review of how football is run which the former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch will oversee. The most important opportunity for Arsenal fans, and all football fans in the weeks ahead, is Tracey Crouch's review."