Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Syrian consortium confident of Liverpool buyout

A Syrian consortium hoping to takeover Liverpool insist that they are confident a deal will be reached shortly.

Yahya Kirdi flew to London last week for talks with the Reds new chairman Martin Broughton and co-owner George Gillett.

The group, who publicly expressed their interest in ending the American´s ill-fated three-year spell at the Anfield helm as well as that of Gillett´s business partner Tom Hicks.

Kirdi, a Syrian ex-professional footballer, has enlisted the services of former Celtic captain Andy Lynch, who confident of a £400million buyout being reached to herald a new era at Anfield.

He said: "Mr Kirdi confirmed to me that he had encouraging discussions with both Martin Broughton and George Gillett.

"He is hopeful that the deal could be done very soon."

Broughton is set to meet with Rafael Benitez on Wednesday for further talks, with the Spaniard´s future still unresolved after a disappointing campaign.

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