Bolton Chairman Refutes Saudi Takeover Talk

  • November 23, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton chairman Ken Anderson has angrily denied newspaper reports that the club is in takeover discussions with a Saudi-based group.

A report in The Sun, dated November 12, suggested Middle-Eastern investors had made contact with a London-based lawyer as they pursued a potential bid to succeed Anderson and co-owner Dean Holdsworth at Macron Stadium.

The Wanderers chairman had been due to meet with club supporters on Wednesday evening, only to postpone the event following Tuesday's game against Coventry City. A reason cited as a possible cause was 'high level discussions taking place' between the co-owners, as they looked to rebuild a broken relationship ahead of any sale.

That prompted fresh speculation on Wednesday and Anderson responded by releasing the following statement:

"Following recent speculation in respect of potential takeover discussions Chairman Ken Anderson would like to refute this unhelpful rumour and place on record that the club has not previously or is currently holding any discussions with a Saudi based group or their legal representatives regarding a potential takeover of the Club."

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