Africa's richest plots Arsenal takeover

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African billionaire Aliko Dangote has claimed that he will buy Premier League club Arsenal in 2021.

Dangote, who is estimated to be the richest man in Africa, has a net worth of more than £8.5-billion through his business exploits with Dangote Group.

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According to Bloomberg, the richest black man in the world made his fortune running the largest cement producer in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as sugar and flour exports.

The Nigerian has been linked with takeover bids for Arsenal, which is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), in the past.

And now, the 62-year-old has put a timeline on what he suggests is inevitable after he completes his current projects.

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"It is a team [Arsenal] that yes I would like to buy someday," Dangote told the David Rubenstein Show, as per Independent.

"But what I keep saying today is we have $20-billion 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.

"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."