New York - American business tycoon Donald Trump, who continues to lead the race for the Republican party's U.S.
presidential nomination, has reportedly placed an offer to buy the San Lorenzo de Almagro football club in Buenos Aires, of whom Pope Francis is a renowned and avid fan.
The news was reported on Friday by The New York Post, citing confidential sources in Trump's staff, who said Trump's business partner Alessandro Proto is also in on the acquisition offer. According the tabloid, Trump's move might be an attempt to win over a slice of Catholic support. San Lorenzo's Vice-President and Argentine TV host Marcelo Tinelli, however, dismissed the reports as "totally crazy". "San Lorenzo belongs to its members and IS NOT FOR SALE," Tinelli affirmed, adding: "In any case, I prefer Donald Duck, he's more serious". Trump and Proto have vied for football clubs in the past: they reportedly offered 100 million dollars to buy the Colombia's Atletico Nacional, but gave up on the venture after the club's counter-offer of 150 million dollars. (AGI)