Canada based Syrian businessman Yahya Kirdi appears to have stepped up his efforts to purchase Liverpool Football Club amid speculation suggesting the club will be sold within the next few days.
Reds chairman Martin Broughton revealed on Monday that the club have several interested suitors, and a sale is expected before the end of the month.
And with press going crazy over the proposed imminent sale to Chinese investor Kenny Haung, Kirdi has now entered the game.
A spokesman for Kirdi’s investment group told the Daily Telegraph, “Yahya Kirdi, who represents a select group of investors from the Middle East and Canada, confirmed today that his group is in advanced negotiations with Thomas Hicks and George Gillett, co-owners of Liverpool Football Club, to purchase 100 per cent 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 thought to be offering the club a similar deal to that of Huang, in that he will pay off the club’s huge debt and begin work on a new stadium.
Last night the Premier League confirmed that they have been speaking to at least one party interested in purchasing Liverpool, part of the league’s new strict ownership tests to avoid it’s members going into administration.
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