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D.C. United owner set to invest in Swansea City

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Another D.C. United owner is looking at a Premier League team

Dave Kasper, Jason Levien, Ben Olsen, and Tom Hunt

According to rumors from multiple sources, a D.C. United owner is set to invest in a Premier League team. However, this is not Erick Thohir's rumored interest in West Bromwich Albion. His partner in D.C. United, Jason Levien, seems set to invest in Swansea City, the Welsh club that is solidly mid-table this season.

Levien's monetary backer and the primary investor in the Swans is Steve Kaplan, with whom Levien has a long history: the two tried to buy the Atlanta Hawks in late 2015, and are also embroiled in a protracted attempt to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kaplan is an investment banker who is likely to have plenty of money to purchase Swansea City for the reported 100 million pounds.

This is the second D.C. United owner in as many weeks to express an interest in purchasing a Premier League team, and this one seems to be all but done. With D.C. United's stadium secured, the team is somewhat on the backburner of the primary investors, and all signs point to the team being flipped when the stadium is secured. Whether someone like Steve Kaplan would also want to purchase an MLS team, or leave that up to another investment group, is yet to be seen.