NESV “will be patient” with Reds deal

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Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry holds the World Series trophy during celebrations in Denver, Colorado, in this October 28, 2007 file photo. The Liverpool board has agreed to sell the Premier League club to New England Sports Ventures, owners of baseball's Boston Red Sox, for 300 million pounds ($477.6 million), chairman Martin Broughton said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL SOCCER BUSINESS)

New England Sports Ventures are prepared to wait to see the sale of Liverpool Football Club through, BBC Sport has reported this morning.

Last night, current owner Tom Hicks won an injunction from a court in Texas which will delay the sale of the club.

This raised fears that NESV could walk away from their £300million offer for the club, but it is understood that John Henry’s company will hold out for a resolution.

The petition will be heard on 25th of October, but Liverpool’s board are looking to have it removed before then.

“He is prepared to wait for the order to be lifted. Sources tell me he has binding agreements,” BBC sports editor David Bond said.

“RBS is likely to try and push through the deadline. There are meetings going on between lawyers, especially RBS’s lawyers, about what they do next and the feeling is they want to put pressure back on Hicks and Gillett to allow this deal to go through.”

Unfortunately the 8 hour time difference between Texas and the UK could slow down proceedings.

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