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Multi-Billionaire targets Birmingham

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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Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Tuesday December 18 2007
Time: 7:00AM

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Do you really wanna be like chelski??? Totally prostituting football!
Millwalljohn
18/12/2007 10:25:00
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millwall john can pipe down - they had to rely on Theo off of dragons den for money!
Yuilly
18/12/2007 23:37:00
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well you will need some dosh now the yeung deal has fallen through
mick66owl
20/12/2007 23:51:00
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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
28/12/2007 23:27:00
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good luck on the relegation battle lads! hopefully big eck will do a turn!!
billy britain
31/12/2007 21:08:00
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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
01/01/2008 10:06:00
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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
01/01/2008 12:33:00
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Just what exactly is the big attraction????
sandgroanun
01/01/2008 20:46:00
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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
01/01/2008 23:57:00
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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
02/01/2008 11:27:00
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