Facebook’s head of sports, Dan Reed, has refused to rule out a bid for Premier League broadcast rights.
The English top flight’s next three-year set of domestic and international broadcast deals, are due to be auctioned next year.
Football experts have already predicted that it is only a matter of time before Facebook, Amazon and other big digital businesses decide to take on the likes of BT and Sky Sports.
When asked in London if Facebook would bid, Dan Reed said: “The Premier League is a very important partner of ours and we work with them very closely.
“But it would be premature to speculate how we might approach that opportunity – it’s still very early days and there is no template for this.”
Asked if this meant he was not ruling out a bid, Reed said: “That speaks for itself.”