The saga surrounding Liverpool’s ownership situation is still ongoing, with the US press now up and about and reporting the story too. Liverpool’s current owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, were offered £400m last Wednesday by Dubai International Capital for the club according to reports, and further reports claimed a midnight deadline to accept the offer. Reports claimed no response either way from either owner had been received for the club.
US press agency that Associated Press have now claimed to have information that the bid was rejected. They report: “Liverpool co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. have rejected Dubai International Capital’s bid for the Premier League club, The Associated Press has learned. The £400million offer was immediately turned down, a person involved with the negotiations told the AP. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.”
That of course suggest an anomaly in the earlier stories. They claimed the offer was made six days ago and by this morning had still not had a response, yet this report says it was “immediately” rejected.