Prospective Blackburn owner told to close business

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A possible new owner for Blackburn Rovers has been ordered to close down a company operating in Bahrain.

Ahsan Ali Syed, an Indian national based in the Middle Eastern country, has been told that his Western Gulf Advisory organisation must cease trading.

The company, according to the Bahraini authorities, must close after "violating the laws and regulations of Bahrain".

Syed is reported to be keen to invest £300million into the Premier League club, including making £100million available for transfers.

It is believed that his Swiss company, Western Gulf Advisory AG, and not the one currently making headlines is handling the proposed purchase of the Premier League club.

Syed would have to pass the Premier League's controversial 'fit and proper' persons test should decide to table a formal bid for the Ewood Park club.

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