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Hicks dismisses sale talk

20 January 2008 05:52
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has once again insisted he has no intention of selling his stake in the club. Weekend reports suggested Dubai International Capital (DIC) were on the verge of launching a £500million bid to buy the Reds, which are currently in the hands of American co-owners Hicks and George Gillett. However, Hicks released a statement on Sunday evening suggesting the stories were "a complete fabrication, absolutely and categorically untrue". He added: "I haven't received any offer to purchase the club from the DIC or anyone else, much less accepted any such offer. Nor do I have any intention of doing so. "Whoever is behind this false report, the facts are that I and my family have always been, and remain, fully committed to co-owning the club. "No-one in my family has ever indicated any intention or desire to sell our stake in the club. We expect and intend to be co-owners of the club, and to actively and enthusiastically support the club's manager, players and fans for many years to come." DIC were close to taking the club over 12 months ago before outgoing chairman David Moores opted to sell to Hicks and Gillett.

Source: ESA