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Watford’s Owners Hold Talks With Potential Investors

  • The Pozzo family is looking to raise new equity, people say
  • The Italians also own Udinese and talks are exploratory
 Francisco Sierralta of Watford is challenged by Auston Trusty of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Watford in Birmingham, on Aug. 16. 

 Francisco Sierralta of Watford is challenged by Auston Trusty of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Watford in Birmingham, on Aug. 16. 

Photographer: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The family that owns Watford and Udinese is looking to raise money from new investors to expand the football clubs, according to people familiar with the situation.

Italy’s Pozzo family has been meeting with potential partners to discuss raising new equity through the sale of a minority stake in either one or both clubs, the people said. Nobody suitable has been identified yet and the talks are exploratory, they said, declining to be identified by name while the discussions are ongoing.