Stan Kroenke has reportedly explored the possibility of acquiring another club, in part to develop their links to Arsenal.

Los Angeles Rams' owner Stan Kroenke holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after the LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke holds the Vince Lombardi trophy after the LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

The Guardian report that Stan Kroenke is understood to have explored the possibility of acquiring clubs in Brazil, Belgium, and Portugal. The club are believed to want to develop links with Brazil in particular.

Arsenal sources are currently playing down any reports of immediate plans to link up with another club, but it seems to be a potential option for the future.

Arsenal aren’t the only club with owners considering this possibility, with Todd Boehly and John W Henry of Chelsea and Liverpool also seemingly looking to follow in the footsteps of Manchester City owner City Football Group.

Boehly has already made one attempt to invest in Santos, but he was turned down. As with Kroenke, the Belgian and Portuguese clubs are seen as potentially lucrative alternatives to Brazilian teams for the Chelsea owner.

ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Auston Trusty of Birmingham City runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship between Rotherham United and Birmingham City at AESSEAL New York Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND: Auston Trusty of Birmingham City runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship between Rotherham United and Birmingham City at AESSEAL New York Stadium on August 27, 2022. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Kroenke already owns the Colorado Rapids in the MLS, but that hasn’t led to too many opportunities for Arsenal and the American club to do business together.

The one exception is Auston Trusty, who joined Arsenal from Colorado this summer. The centre-back seems to be doing well on loan at Birmingham City.

Perhaps the success of that move could help to push the Kroenkes to try and build more of a network in football.

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