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Multi-Billionaire targets Birmingham

One of the world's richest men has reportedly expressed an interest in buying Birmingham City - just days before Carson Yeung is expected to miss the deadline for his takeover attempt.

Russian oil magnate Vagit Alekperov, ranked by Forbes magazine as the 48th richest man on the planet with a net worth of $12.6 billion, has made contract through a third party and the club now want to see whether the approach is genuine, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper report that Blues managing director Karen Brady has confirmed an inquiry has been made. Meanwhile, Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung's proposed takeover is set to collapse within days.

Yeung is unlikely unable to complete his attempted before Friday (Dec 21) - a deadline imposed by the club's board - and last week the Daily Mirror reported that he had "told associates in the Far East that he will be unable to make any further payments for shares in the club before Christmas."

Alekperov, who is the president of LUKOIL, was linked with Spurs in May but it is was reported Daniel Levy had no intention of handing over control at White Hart Lane.

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The Journalist

Writer: Jasper's Parrot Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 18 2007

Time: 7:00AM

Your Comments

Do you really wanna be like chelski??? Totally prostituting football!
Millwalljohn
millwall john can pipe down - they had to rely on Theo off of dragons den for money!
Yuilly
well you will need some dosh now the yeung deal has fallen through
mick66owl
i wonder if those guys that criticize chelsea will have a different opinion if it their team. face it gus money is important part of football.
kaybee
good luck on the relegation battle lads! hopefully big eck will do a turn!!
billy britain
A Happy New Year to all Birmingham supporters wherever in the world they may be - May 2008 bring you and your team everything you wish for - Play Up Pompey
Chix
Good luck on the relegation battle, although im not so sure i would like you to be invested in - it would be more competition for us! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
pompeycarpet
Just what exactly is the big attraction????
sandgroanun
if i were a billionaire i would rather invest in a team on the up to prem and not a team that would be battling relegation no disrespect to birmingham but i thing you gus will be battling relegation.
kaybee
Don't know what your on about kaybee, if i were a billionaire id buy the scum bulldoze the sty and sell the hole team for a fiver, if they would raise that much.
chris the villan
"Don't know what your on about kaybee, if i were a billionaire id buy the scum bulldoze the sty and sell the hole team for a fiver, if they would raise that much." nice one chris the villain:)
kaybee
Why do you need to be a billionaire to buy Small Heath? Surely 37.45 would be enough to buy the club, and then a further 24.50 to increase wages. Lets face it, they'll never attract any players that want to earn a decent wage. Any pensioner in Birmingham could afford this surely?
CLVilla
no way will this happen! the amount of people we were linked with before the fantastice lerner finally brought us wa immense. You see they all wanted us sooooooo much that they all had a big fight and the winner got to buy us.
villavillavilla
lmao there hast been a single brum fan post on here, just thought id say unlucky bout huddersfield, and is forsell for sale? (badumtsch)
jbaker
Well done 'Uddersfield!!!
MFC67
another money bags wants to buy a british club then fine soon we will all be owned by them and then the english league will once again be rated the best in the world and everyone will come to play
ozanne park rangers
 

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