Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

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.

***

To join in the debate at Vital Birmingham either on our forum or by leaving comments on articles, take a few seconds to register an account

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

Comments

0
Do you really wanna be like chelski??? Totally prostituting football!
Millwalljohn
18/12/2007 10:25:00
0
millwall john can pipe down - they had to rely on Theo off of dragons den for money!
Yuilly
18/12/2007 23:37:00
0
well you will need some dosh now the yeung deal has fallen through
mick66owl
20/12/2007 23:51:00
0
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
0
good luck on the relegation battle lads! hopefully big eck will do a turn!!
billy britain
31/12/2007 21:08:00
0
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
0
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
0
Just what exactly is the big attraction????
sandgroanun
01/01/2008 20:46:00
0
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
0
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
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Three points is more important than welcoming an ex-manager

Blues take on Derby County tomorrow with Gary Rowett's return hogging the headlines

Blues battle against losses and FFP in January struggle

Birmingham City's January transfer window hasn't gone according to plan as they face an uphill battle against FFP Regulations as well as dealing with their own losses

Officials - Birmingham v Derby (13/1/18)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Derby County this Saturday.

Blues handed boost in race for Fleetwood Town striker

Blues have been given a boost in their efforts to sign Town striker Devante Cole

Birmingham City Archived Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What reception will you be giving Gary Rowet tomorrow?
Suggested By:
I'll boo7%
I'll clap 50%
I'll sing his name0%
Nothing - he's irrelevant43%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ohio15
2.WayCoolBlue13
3.David Village7
4.Bluesince19805
5.Le Hane3
6.greatsince682
7.gazal2
8.Rob Wildey11
Vital Football Comment