Arsenal great Patrick Vieira insists Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is serious about buying the club.
The Daily Mail claims Ek's opening offer of £1.8billion was rejected by the Kroenke family.
The Spotify founder revealed earlier this month that he did make an offer to buy the club after suggestions there had been no approach, but added he was told by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment that they "didn't need the money".
"He [Ek] is definitely going to try again," Vieira told ITV.
"He is going to be there for quite a long time. He's a massive Arsenal fan. And talking to him a couple of times his desire and his commitment to Arsenal Football Club will be fantastic.
"Obviously, if the club is not for sale there is nothing that he can do but he's going to be there and he's going to wait and he wants to buy the club.
"I think it will be really important because Arsenal is in a critical moment. For me, it is the right time for him to do his maximum or to do what is possible to buy the club, to convince the country to buy the club."