Broughton on takeover speculation

Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has spoken to The Guardian regarding increased speculation in the media of a possible buy-out of the club in the coming weeks.

But the former British Airways boss isn’t giving anything away, insisting the objective is still to find a new owner by the end of the transfer window.

“It still remains the objective to conclude a deal before the end of the transfer window,” Broughton said. “That remains the objective but there are no deadlines, and we will continue working to complete the process.”

“There could be a possible realisation of an equity consideration. But both George Gillett and Tom Hicks remain on the board and they have given commitments that the board of Kop Holdings is the party that is responsible for the sale.”

Liverpool have been linked heavily with a takeover from Chinese business tycoon Kenny Huang, with the prospect of being one of the first Premier League clubs to really exploit the Chinese market surely appealing.

The Guardian also suggests that Fernando Torres’ future at the club hinges on a quick sale of the club. These are going to be a very interesting few weeks for the club.

It is understood that there are several offers on the table for the club’s purchase.

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