Friday, February 15, 2008

DIC to take over at Liverpool?

DIC edging closer to a deal for Liverpool and Yanks looking likely to move on.

Dubai International Capital are looking likely to agree a deal before the end of March, with Liverpool's American owners. The Mirror says an outline agreement to transfer ownership of the Anfield giants from George Gillett and Tom Hicks, to Dubai International Capital is in the pipeline.

Sources in New York have confirmed that a £460million deal with DIC - the Dubai government's financial arm and headed by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum s now close to being sealed, with Liverpool set to change hands twice in a little over twelve months.

The price for Liverpool is well below the gambit claim of £1billion that was put on the club by Hicks in November (He and Gillett paid just £219m to take control of Liverpool from David Moores a year ago).

Despite leaving Liverpool with a £350m debt, they will be able to walk away having made a substantial profit. Liverpool's fans will be overjoyed at the news and on tenterhooks until it comes off. The Yanks are pretty well loathed by all Liverpool fans, so news of an impending exit will be joyfully recieved!


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