Leeds Rumours Archive June 01 2012

 

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01 Jun 2012 23:47:55
takeover to be completed by next friday, around the same time that Warnock comes back from holiday.
His targets include Peltier for 500k, Boyd 1 million, beckford 1.5 mill and clayton, kenny 250k and bamba 500k!

Snoddy and Ross to sign soon too!

MOT

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Its at least 3 weeks away from being completed maybe longer

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Sol bamba has nearly completed a move to turkish club tra*something*.....source:leiceter mercury

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01 Jun 2012 23:43:06
Some rumours of Beckford coming back or Leeds to sign Rhodes. Both would cost alot of money, which one would you buy?

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unbelievable = rhodes

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A strikeforce of beckford and rhodes will do with snoddy and gradel on the flanks delph in mid with derry

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Beckford and rhodes front line sorry just cos rhodes been s=hooting down 1st division sides would struggle in a team with beckford both gready players i would have beckford back to link up with becchio his perfect foil

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Beckford and Becchio up to again. Leathal combination, balls to Rhodes

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Beckford all day with the right manager nw could fire leeds to premier league and they want way to much for rhodes think its 8mill think he good but not that good would great straight swap for mccormack and would like to keep clayton to

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01 Jun 2012 23:40:09
According to various sources george boyds move to leeds united is imminent its apparantly in the region of 1.2 million

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For 1.2 there is better players an no one will sign untill neil is back

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Brilliant -Boyd is a really exciting player, whom Leeds fans would love: a real crowd pleaser, and perfect as icing in a reinforced squad. Would take over McCormack.

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01 Jun 2012 22:26:36
Ben Fry from yorkshire radio goes to my gym in Morley gym and he was telling me this ttake over has been set in stone for a while and that is the reason Warnock came in the first place and is on hol now until it is all finalised.Jordon Rhodes and Lee peltier are in next week alongg with George boyd and darren ambrose.u heard it here first.

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Seriously? Find the players coming next week slightly hard to believe unless the 'takeover' is completed over the weekend. Is warnock back in a week? Need him
Back, guaranteed a press conference then!

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I stopped believing this when i seen ben fry had gone to gym only thing he will be lifting is ken bates up the stairs of there home

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I could see this being partly true. I think there have been plans going on for a while. The consortium being shown round ER last week were probably there to begin finalising things.
Would not be too sure about the players. I think we will not see any movement in that area until NW returns.

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Rhodes, Ambrose & Boyd ? .... thats serious Outlay ... who said that ? did he say would like them to come to Leeds or IS coming ....

... if you dont confirm we wont believe you

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This one I definitely don't believe. I cant see anyone in Morley going to the gym xxx Dan archway

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Pure fantasy. Other than Bates & harvey and the alleged Consortium no one knows what is going on. What relevance is it that Warnock is on Holiday.

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Ive heard the same about Boyd to be honest iive heard its 99% complete {Ed013's Note - Kris Boyd}

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George Boyd.according to local papers in peterborough hes heading for elland road

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Ha ha fulham have offered 5m for rhodes and were gonna gazump them, dream on!

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If we really have that much money would we seriously spend millions on players un-proven at this level or above? Im not Beckford's biggest fan but proven at this level. Boyd is a good signing but again if got money is he the best you can get. Wilko got prem players in that bought into getting promotion and staying there and that is the way we need to go so you dont need a full team when you go up, at least half have to be good enough to stay up.

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I personally think those would be terrific signings. So hope your reported chat with Ben Fry is genuine.

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01 Jun 2012 21:55:46
What about Lee cook ex qpr was out for a year but back to full strength after loan spell at charlton last season. I will add this is not a rumour just a thought as he is free and seeing his interview he's very eager to prove his worth and get a shot at the prem. Thoughts

Chorley White

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01 Jun 2012 19:38:28
the new owner is jon difronzo he is older than bates but runs a business that pulls in over 1 billion dollars a year

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Yeh right, he's an even bigger crook than Bates!!

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Where has this come from.. a mob boss and car dealer... pmsl

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You mean Jonny NO NOSE, chicago mobster ha ha ha fit and proper person test? maybe bates passed!

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A mobster from Chicago...... we are used to them;-)

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Rumour posted for a laugh. Not true, never been true!

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Well everyone else from chicago have distanced themmselfs bates not been seen since he went scuba difing with his scicilian scuba diving instructer

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I heard it was Al Capone. He's just slightly older, maybe a little colder and stiffer than bates but has a serious interest in leeds ;)

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01 Jun 2012 18:40:54
well here is a true fact whether we get a decent buy out or nt and this is 100% true if we get a kuwait billionaire or american hedge fund wizard i have got to cut my grass tmrw !!! lol mot this is fact !!! nicky bee

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Can't be any worse then the er pitch at the moment lol

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This may not be 100% true, you may get the other half to do it, or it might rain lol. Gj

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I heard the lawnmower backed out at the last minute but sources say that it's deffo gonna happen next tuesday. You heard it here first!!!!

DonnyLeeds

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01 Jun 2012 17:29:29
don't know how true this is but a source who is pretty close to the might whites as told me the takeover is fawaz alhasawi but the contact has come through Neil Warnock! He tried to buy into QPR when Warnock was there but Mittal changed the deal at the 11th hour, but he was impressed by NW might be rubbish but it is a good source lets hope O.W

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Fawaz what ever his name not the buyer incase he he moved to chicago that and he dont have the ready cash he not as rich as the media made him out to be

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Original poster..maybe but is a good source but may be wrong, just hope he is right o.w

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Peoples sources along with yours are bull just stick ketchup m8

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Im not so sure about the kuwaiti but i wouldnt be surprised if NW has setup the investor with his lifetimes worth of contacts

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01 Jun 2012 16:29:53
i know when leeds get take over or investment warnock wants lee peltier , paddy kenny , jason shackell , to improve defence i spoke to his son and he says warnock is talking to the americans and they will give him what he needs as they realise they will get money back from bigger crowds and premiership would aslo bring in large money he expects them to sign in 3 to 4 weeks

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What did his son say he was having for tea?
mot4life

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To be fair i think if he gets cash to spend he will look for better players

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Wouldnt his son say daddy instead of warnock lies!

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01 Jun 2012 16:26:59
We would have to be paid in £ because proof of a London based bank account must be shown in order for ken to listen to anyone

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Actually dont matter whast currency he is paid inas long as its is nequvelant to what he values leeds although teh dollar is a universal currency

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It is no problem for an International bank in London to give a guaranty in dollars............

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01 Jun 2012 13:55:29
Its defo a takeover, the chicago based group are in advanced negoations but its also saying that a kuwaiti group are close to buying a second tier team with a big history, so its us or nottingham forest. SOURCE: YEP

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Other groups will have to table bids quickly because negotiations are believed to intensify next week when Shaun Harvey returns from the Football League meeting in Portugal.

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This info is days old - keep up.
Hasawi the Kuwaiti guy claimed he had bought a team now he is backtracking to he is preparing a bid. The YEP have already questioned whether he actually has the financial clout to buy a club.

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I take it you got this from Wednesdays YEP. Old news.

Also just so you know, London have the Olympics this year!

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Big history could be anyone
blackpool, huddersfield, blackburn,bolton we dont dont know what he classes as a big history. lets face it you wouldnt purchase something and say its crap but all i could afford

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The last few season Leeds have been buying nothing but crap but it's all they could afford lol

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No he's said it's either lufc or nffc, so it's not huddersfield or any of that sh*t

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01 Jun 2012 13:32:45
100% Fact , Yesterday, I spoke with an associate in the middle east, he has said he works indirectly for fawaz alhasawi

He has emailed me and said that that Leeds united had been bought for what he believes is $63,000,000

If this is true then Leeds will be one of the richest clubs in the world.

He has also said that Leeds will become a global brand and our badge will be recognised on every continent in the world. ( i think it already is )

I have know this man for over 18 years, i cannot confirm waht he has told me is true, but as a lifelong white fan, god I hope this is !!

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Can your mate confirm when it will be made public if the deal is already done there should be no need to keep it so hush hush
MOT

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No deal done a figure may have been agreed but due dilligence and vetting by the fa will be needed

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Thought it was 100% FACT to I hope it's true. Wow, so fascinating.

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Is your friend a Kuwaiti politician with $63million to put in your bank account?...because if he is i've had an email from his Nigerian cousin maybe he wants to pump money into Mr Bates personal account?

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Not calling you a liar but we have been told that the Chicago based dudes are only 1's to actually be at an advanced stage....might all be a smokescreen to throw everybody off the scent as we only have the Medias word they are American & not from the middle east

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Even with FA vetting being required, if it has been agreed there should be some press release of some sort, that is if they have the funds to back it up

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$60m is only about 40m. Does that make us rich? That will buy Bates out, has he any money for team strengthening?
JD

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Any particular reason why we're being paid in Dollars?

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Whens youre mate riding his camel down elland road

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Start by saying fact and then say you cant confirm this is true! we will find out when bates wants us to find out,that is of course if there is owt to find out.

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$60 m to buy , that doesnt mean thats all they have,duh

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Thought the kuwaity gadgy wasnt as minted as previously thought

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This is a rumour site not a "lets make up a complete load of b****cks so i can feel important" site. Stop wasting everybody's time and finish your homework

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"Is your friend a Kuwaiti politician with $63million to put in your bank account?...because if he is i've had an email from his Nigerian cousin maybe he wants to pump money into Mr Bates personal account?" HA That has just made my morning!!

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Ken bates wants 80,000,000 for leeds then 15,000,000 for elland road which is included

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01 Jun 2012 12:31:50
A genuine rumour! - rather than all the b****cks being spouted abouttake overs where nobody hasaclue whats going on. Now I dont know if this rumour is true but it certainly is true that ots a rumour. A bloke I work with comes from Burnley and his lad is a youngster at Bolton Wandereres however he goes out for a drink with some of the Burnley lads and he told his dad who told me that Leeds are offering £3M (yeah thats the bit I find unbelievable!) and Clayton for Kieran TRippier. I think thats how you spell it. He got sent off against us last time I seem to remember.

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The same kieran Trippier on loan to burnley from man city

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How can a 'rumour' be more genuine than another.. surely a rumour created by me is as informative as one created by you, or your friend for this instance?
AntW

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Oh yes a genuine rumour...what absolute rubbish. Better look next time

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I would suggest that Burnley give us 3million and Trippier for Clayton thats about the proper value.TB

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Me thinks theirs only one person talking rubbish and that's from my uncles sons big brothers friend!

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He completed a permanent move to Burnley some time ago! Still cannot see it being Clayton plus cash, could be Trippier + cash! JH

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OK, I have no idea, so here's a genuine question: what's Trippier like? Is he decent on the ball with potential to improve performance levels? Pace? Stamina? Drive?

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01 Jun 2012 10:00:20
My sources at Elland Road (OS and YEP) haven't provided any indication of anything new other than talks with would be investors are ongoing.

I expect there wont be a press conference at 12, 1 or 2 pm today.

I could have said I was some Billionaires PA and my boss was about to buy Leeds making it the richest club in the world.... but I would be lying.

I thought someone should be honest.

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No press conferences today as Harvey has been at a FL conference in Portugal....deal likely to be completed by end next week.

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To be honest I don't think the deal will completed any time soon. I doubt that the figure involved is 80m but it will still be a substantial amount so it won't be a rushed deal. As for news coming out of ER, there won't be any at all regarding this until it is completed. All we will get is newspapers like the Daily Mail and YEP - both as bad as each other - guessing what is happening whilst quoting 'their sources'. Fingers crossed it is completed sooner rather than later. MOT

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I wouldnt be suprised if in a months time the investment falls through. It seems like an easy excuse as to why we wont have bought any players.

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Thank god there's one person on the website who isn't devoted to posting whatever daydream they happen to be having at that moment in time.

DonnyLeeds

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3pm now and Not a sniff of any news so stop posting rubbish

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01 Jun 2012 09:08:49
So, Kenneth griffin is the man. This guy has the clout to put us right back up there. Apparently there is a news conference coming out of elland road some time soon. Keeping everything crossed. MOT

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According to Andrew Haigh he is not the man nor are his Citadel group

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No news today harvey in portugal and apparentley he is the man in talks with the americak group

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Are you sure it's not peter griffin i heard he's made a fortune from being in family guy

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Other than those involved in the talks nobody knows zilch.And until Bates is ready to tell us thats how it will stay so like me keep guessing.MOT

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Has a news conference been arranged for tomorrow? i have not heard anything

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01 Jun 2012 07:57:47
My source at Leeds has told me that rumours amongst the staff state that talks with the Americans have fallen through. No joke - sounds like the sticking point is Bates wanting to stay on as Chairman or Chief Executive.

Bates Out!

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Thats funny Newsnow have just reported Harvey will continue discussions regarding investment when he gets back from the FL meeting.MOT

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If Bates wants to stay on as Chairman or Chief Executive this would have been discussed at an early stage in the negotiations and if it was a deal breaker they deal would have fallen through last week. Think before you post such nonsense.

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Bates only saved Leeds to seel us on for a huge profit, he will see this as his chance a the big pay day. I for one can not wait to see the back of the guy, but he is no mupet if he try's to over sell too much then he would rick the change of missing out on that payday.

I just hope this happens sooner rather than later for the sake of next season.

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I am not sure this is a big deal. I agree with the previous poster that Bates will want to take the money and run.

However, in the unlikely event that he wants to stay on - give him a title and sit him in the East Stand. He could be useful in deflecting criticism from the real owners

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In all realism, I think that dicussions on the asking price etc etc, will all have been long since covered.

I am as sceptical as they come, and still doubt a takeover will happen. But I think if it does, it will be a takeover - I can't see any sensible investor either trusting Ken Bates or allowing him to manage a multi-million pound investment.

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Hi all i represent a group of like minded souls from chicago we are american italians and we made bates an offer he couldnt refuse we will be coming to leds with our violins cases and we gonna make snodgrass sign his new contract or he will be sleeping with da fishes {Ed013's Note - Is that a Chicago group in Sheffield where you are sending this from!}

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'My Sources at Leeds' hate it when people said that, 99.9% you have not sources at Leeds

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Well actually barnsley not sheffield but leeds through n through lol

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There will only be a handful of people at ER who will be involved in talks and the rest of the staff will know as much as the rest of us. And that is nothing, apart from talks are being held over 'a potential long term investment'

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01 Jun 2012 01:05:09
Take it how u want from scratching shed nottingham forest have released a statement the they are not even in negotiations with any buyer never mind fawaz alhasawi and he stated that he has bought a team from the championship with only 4 clubs in takeover rumours leeds forest shef weds and reading. Reading is now done and dusted forest said not in talks at the min and shef weds talks fell throught leaving leeds to take the spot but dont no if he has the funds to buy leeds or forest and bate or the new owner must be smart coz they no if they change ER name then they get around the money rule just like man city did is that the biggest hint yet that leeds are now the richest club in the world only time will tell leeds have called a press conf 4 1pm tomorrow hope leeds have the quadrilonaire that leeds deserve mot

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Fawaz Alhasawi has said his not in a position to make a bid for anyone just yet but he is going to. That's why Forrest are denying he's approached them, because he hasn't (yet).

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Reading have just been taken over by madjeski so rule them out plus the now a premiership also leeds in talks with the yanks official and forest arnt in talks so sheff wednesday aint a viable object for sheff as there club debt is too large and the uwait all though he is rich he is not as rich as is being made out his estimated values on paper id 400 million wothth only 90 million in easily converted assets he wanted to save on players bye fetching in young middle eastern footballers

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So this fella is richer than the sheiks that own man city but yet can't find 80m to buy leeds when man city can find 80m for 2 players (excluding wages)? get a grip either he is richer and can afford us or he isn't and can't!

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Erm Sheff Wednesday have very little debt, that was all cleared when Manderic took over. He's stated recently in the press that he isn't interested in a takeover at the moment. Rumours i've heard are that if we get to upper mid table/ playoffs this year that will get him a better profit margin and he will sell then.

You arn't thinking of the other sheffield club who are stuck in league 1 and are sinking closer to administration with massive debts and a team of youth players as they release all there big names.

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Statement on forest site simply says they are unable to comment...

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01 Jun 2012 00:59:21
This name has been mentioned to me as a possible head of the consortium so i'll throw this into the rumour mill

Kenneth C. Griffin is an American hedge fund manager. He is the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a Chicago-based investment firm. Citadel's group of hedge funds rank amongst the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world, and Griffin has earned several billion dollars during his tenure at the company. As of 2011, he has an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion

AV

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Is this based on the fact that its reputed to be a Chicago Consortium and he is a rich man from Chicago ? Guessing again

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