Blackburn Rovers hope to seal deal with Indian firm in November

2010-10-26 15:08

London – Blackburn Rovers hoped that the sale of the club to Indian

conglomerate Venkys would be completed in November, the Premier League club said


“A series of meetings, including discussions with the Premier

League, have followed an extensive due diligence process.

Both parties are

hopeful that the transaction will be completed in November,” Rovers’ chairman,

John Williams, said on the club’s website (

Venkys’ chief executive, Anuradha J Desai, added: “We expect to be

the first Indian company to acquire a Premier League team and we are

particularly delighted that the team is Blackburn Rovers, with whom we believe

we have many shared values and ambitions.”

Blackburn, managed by Sam Allardyce, are fourth from the bottom in

the league – one place above the relegation zone – with nine points from as many


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