Filed: Thursday, 18th August 2005
By: Matthew O'Greel
Media Sport Investment have this afternoon confirmed their interest in purchasing West Ham United.
A statement released by the group this afternoon read:
"Kia Joorabchian and his consortium confirm that they are considering making an offer for West Ham.
"However, matters are at a very early stage and there can be no certainty that a firm
offer will be forthcoming or the terms upon which any such offer would be made."
MSI - headed by 34-year-old Iranian business Joorabchian - were set up last year and almost immediately purchased Brazilian club Corinthians.
However a report in today's Dailly Express claims that the real driving force behind MSI is Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky - a former business associate of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Joorabchian claimed yesterday that his investment in West Ham were he to purchase the club would equate to some £200m, with almost half of that set aside to purchase new players.
Supporters are divided over news of the possible takeover; you can read the latest thoughts of the fans by visiting this thread on the KUMB forum.
West Ham Utd 2 Fulham 2 [4th Oct 2009]
West Ham Utd 0 Napoli 1 [8th Aug 2009]
Napoli squad named [6th Aug 2009]
Hammer Hamsik? [24th Apr 2008]
Upson out [6th Mar 2008]
Put up or shut up [6th Mar 2008]
Tommy in trouble ... again [18th Sep 2007]
Club confirm Tevez departure [3rd Aug 2007]
Adios! [2nd Aug 2007]
comments powered by Disqus