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i think the take over is imminent with huang facing stiff competition



A rival consortium to Chinese entrepreneur Kenny Huang are claiming they are close to sealing a deal to buy Liverpool.

Syrian businessman Yahya Kirdi, who represents a group of investors from the Middle East and Canada, has said a price has been agreed and a formal purchase agreement 'is in the final stage of negotiation'.

However, much the same noises were made by Kirdi's representatives in April and no deal was done, and he has been dealing with the American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett rather through Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton, who has been detailed to sell the club.

Under new rules on club ownership announced by the Premier League yesterday, all prospective owners are obliged to give the league 10 days' notice of a takeover and prove they have the funds to sustain the club.

Liverpool and a number of parties contemplating a takeover - including Huang - have already contacted the Premier League to alert them that a change of ownership could be imminent.

A statement from Kirdi said: 'The group is in advanced negotiations with Thomas Hicks and George Gillett, co-owners of Liverpool Football Club, to purchase 100% of the club.

'Agreement has been reached on all major terms including the purchase price, repayment of the existing bank debt from RBS and Wells Fargo and financing of a new stadium in Liverpool's Stanley Park. A formal purchase agreement between the parties is in the final stage of negotiation.'

Kirdi is a resident of Canada and a former Syria international who oversees investments in Europe and North America on behalf of his investor group, said the statement.

'Liverpool is a massive football club with passionate and proud fans in Merseyside and in every part of the world,' said Kirdi.

'With additional money to improve the squad and financing in place to build the new stadium, LFC will be on a solid foundation to compete in the Premiership and in Europe for years to come.'

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posted Aug 6, 2010

The chinese government have even more disposible income than Man City's owners.

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posted Aug 6, 2010

...and we will all be back to headers and volleys in the park.. no bad thing I guess?
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No not a bad thing. I like teams with a local identity with players who play for their club with pride, passion and intelligence. Nowadays it seems a merry-go-round - just another day in the "office" with very unoffice-like "wages".

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posted Aug 6, 2010

I don't think there is a single true, pre sky sports era, fan who wouldn't prefer it like it was.

And I'm a United fan, we were rubbish back then.

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posted Aug 6, 2010

comment by mightyblooze (U11087182)
posted 6 Hours Ago

To all those who say the UK/USA has a worse human rights record than China, you are either very naive or do not know anything about China's history.
An imperialist nation for hundreds of years violently supressing any dissent, and on a scale that makes UK backed supressions look amateurish in comparison.
You also failed to spot my qualification "since WW2". The Cultural Revolution - thousands "disappeared", ruthless supression, Tianamen Square, Tibet...
I suggest you read a few books, and remember that if we were in China we would not be allowed to discuss this on a forum!
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Go read a few books is a comment of someone who doesn't know himself, and cannot state anything but little bits of news info, noone said they were good or fair, it is the hypocracy of a nation built on the exploitation and ruin of other countries and peoples to criticise another nation that England helped ruin by appeasing Stalin and letting him have China Poland Czecs too, bulgaria Romania and the rest of the baltic, handed spain to franco and Greece to the nationalists. England supported a man and country far worse than Germany, Russia and Stalin, to get what they wanted and fk everyone else eh, still the same mentality and still the same inbred ruling class.

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posted Aug 6, 2010

UK Ireland not far behind china dont you worry, Mr Thmolinson is a clear example, on camera n all and no charge at all!! Read a book called the "State of Africa" and you will see what the UK has done to a major continent, time is of no concern, it happened, thats what matters.

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posted Aug 6, 2010

Is that why half of bloody Africa wants to come over here to live?

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posted Aug 6, 2010

No course not, it's for the free housing and free food.

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posted Aug 6, 2010

comment by BringBackFootie (U14562835)
posted 1 Hour Ago

Read a book called the "State of Africa" and you will see what the UK has done to a major continent, time is of no concern, it happened, thats what matter
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Ask people in zimbabwe if they would rather have us back, maybe not so bad after all.

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posted Aug 7, 2010

BringBackFootie
If I translate your poorly formed rants into English correctly, I think the gist of what you are saying is that anyone from the UK criticising China's human rights record is being hypocritical.
Fair point, but what is past is past. As an Englishman I am no more responsible for our colonial misdemeanours in Africa 100 years ago than a 20 year old German is responsible for events in WW2. What I am talking about is the present. As I said before, if we were in China this debate would not be allowed.

Someone else said "leave politics to the idiots" - I'm afraid politics permeates every part of life, like it or not, football is no exception. Would you really accept money however tainted just so your team can win a few bits of silver? Oh, hang on you're a Liverpool fan, so you probably think your team has some god given right to be winning all the time...
However, I do agree that a return to a "jumpers for goalposts" situation for ALL clubs would be no bad thing!

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posted Aug 8, 2010

Our international human rights record 75+ years ago was bad.

Now a days it is one of the best, you are even protected if you are lowest piece of scum.

However China has a truely terrible human rights record. Countries were even talking about boycotting the olympics because of how bad it was and how they were still killing people in their own country.

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