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Liverpool FC takeover

To say the forthcoming 10/11 Premiership season for Liverpool FC will be an interesting one would be an understatement. The mammoth Merseyside club have had a successful last few years, making the Champions League Final twice, and dramatically winning one of them. But a record breaking league title has long eluded them.

Last season was poor by these standards, and so their manager Rafa Benitez was shown the door with a bumper pay-cheque in tow. Manager of last season Roy Hodgson has taking over the hot seat and it looks like that won’t be the only major change at Anfield this year, if reports are true.

Chinese business tycoon Kenny Head is said to be close to sealing a deal to buy Liverpool FC from American co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. A source close to the head of Hong Kong-based investment company QSL Sports Ltd told BBC Sport: ‘a deal has to be done before the transfer window closes [on 31 August]. Huang has made a firm proposal. The club's board has to sanction the sale and it could be sewn up in days.’

The buy - if it goes through - will see QSL Sport Ltd (they also have investments in America's Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team and the New York Yankeed) take onboard the current £237m debt.

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