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Offline Juan

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I dont buy this for a second but judge for yourself.

The Man City takeover was completed without anyone having time to google who exactly the Abu Dhabi royal family were so I just think this will be another story that may run for a few days and die a death.

Plus its coming from the metro;

http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/816085-abu-dhabi-dynasty-plan-liverpool-bid


The Abu Dhabi royal family which owns Manchester City is believed to be weighing up a bid to buy Liverpool.



City are owned by one member of the Al Nahyan dynasty, Sheikh Mansour, but reliable sources claim the family are pursuing an interest in the Reds.

In order for such a deal to be sanctioned by the Premier League the family would have to prove the competition between City and Liverpool would in no way be affected.

But Premier League chiefs do not believe that would pose a problem, with one saying: ‘Sibling rivalry can be the strongest of competitive instincts.’

Liverpool’s current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett would want around £400million to sell the club but their price may drop if the club fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The family’s interest at Anfield was first reported in December but, according to one source, the purchase of City has been viewed as a great success in terms of raising the profile of Sheikh Mansour, and this has intensified interest in Liverpool.

The source said: ‘City is viewed as having been a good move and now the family are interested in Liverpool.

'In the Far East, it is Manchester United that are the big club but in the Arab world it is Liverpool most people are mad about.’

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Re: Manchester City owner's family 'eyes up takeover bid for Liverpool'
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
Looks like this story didnt even last a few days.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/161826/Liverpool-deny-Abu-Dhabi-royal-family-claims

Liverpool have distanced themselves from suggestions that the Abu Dhabi royal family are considering adding to their Premier League portfolio by buying the club.

Manchester City are already owned by one member of the Al Nahyan dynasty, Sheikh Mansour, but Liverpool claim that they have had no contact from the family.

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Re: Manchester City owner's family 'eyes up takeover bid for Liverpool'
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 01:52:34 PM »
as you say, it sounds like there is nothing to the story, Juan.

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Re: Manchester City owner's family 'eyes up takeover bid for Liverpool'
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 08:23:00 PM »
Expect more of these sorts of 'stories' as we get ever closer to their July deadline to pay down £100M. It smacks of an attempt to either smoke out genuinely interested parties or to make it look as though people are interested in the club and hence it's an attractive proposition.

It's timimg is also interesting given it appears so soon after the Deloit figures came out showing we'd increased our revenues.
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