Paladini hopeful of Blues deal

Gianni Paladini is hopeful the consortium he is fronting will complete the purchase of Birmingham City before the end of the month.

Last Updated: 15/11/12 at 13:28 Post Comment

Gianni Paladini: Closing on deal for Birmingham

Gianni Paladini: Closing on deal for Birmingham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Italian-based group have made two bids to Birmingham International Holdings Limited - the parent company of the Championship club.

Although their last bid of £30million - lodged two weeks ago - was rejected, talks have continued and Paladini is confident of gaining control.

"We want to get a deal done very soon," former QPR chairman Paladini told the Birmingham Mail.

"I am hopeful that we can get something agreed within the next 10 days. We have spent a lot of money trying to get this completed and are looking through the books. We are keen to get it all sorted by the end of next week."

Paladini also confirmed that they were looking to keep current manager Lee Clark and give him funds to bolster the squad in January.

"I still believe Birmingham can get into the play-offs and our intention is to sign four or five players in January to help the manager strengthen the squad," he said.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Seven arrested FIFA officials to fight extradition to USA

Swiss authorities have confirmed all seven individuals arrested on charges related to corruption within FIFA will contest extradition.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company