Hicks claims sale won’t go through

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks is claiming the club’s board have not legally accepted the offer to buy the club from New England Sports Ventures.

At the eleventh hour, Hicks attempted to remove Managing Director Christian Purslow and Commerican Director Ian Ayre from the board, replacing them with his own allies.

However, chairman Martin Broughton announced yesterday that Hicks’ attempts had been unsuccessful and the board had accepted the NESV’s offer.

However, Hicks’s New York-based spokesman Mark Semer said that Broughton’s claim was disputed.

“There were no such undertakings given to Broughton, the board has been legally reconstituted, and the new board does not approve of this proposed transaction,” Semer told Bloomberg News.

The case will now go to the High Court and is expected to be settled next week. Financial experts this side of the pond believe the deal will go through, and Hicks and Gillett will be ousted from the club.

You haven’t got a chance. Don’t ever show your horrible faces on Merseyside again, Tom and George.

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