Liverpool takeover saga takes new twist

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A group that includes investors from the Middle East and Canada, which is fronted by the former Syria international Yahya Kirdi, have emerged as the front-runners to seal a takeover of Liverpool.

Earlier in the week businessman Kenny Huang, the chief executive of Chinese sports investment company QSL, was believed to have lodged a bid to take over the Reds.

Current owners, American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks put Liverpool up for sale in May and appointed Martin Broughton as chairman to oversee the process.

Now, Kirdi is said to be finalising a purchase price, repayment of debt and financing for the club's planned new stadium.

Sky Sports News have quoted Kirdi as saying:"Liverpool is a massive football club with passionate and proud fans in Merseyside and in every part of the world.

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

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