American businessman Bill Foley’s bid to seal Bournemouth takeover set to cause Premier League major headache

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AMERICAN businessman Bill Foley’s bid for Bournemouth will give the Premier League a large headache.

The veteran billionaire heads a gaggle attempting to purchase the Cherries however considered one of his important allies is John Textor.

Foley is trying to push through a takeover at Bournemouth


Foley is attempting to push via a takeover at BournemouthCredit: Getty

Foley’s firm are major traders in Eagle Football, the agency run by fellow American soccer nut Textor, a major shareholder in Crystal Palace.

Textor has purchased Brazilian membership Botafogo and Belgian workforce Molenbeek and is about to take cost at Lyon in France this month.

However, there’ll want to be a deep dive by the Premier League on the links between Foley and Textor as, beneath their guidelines, the latter can’t have an curiosity in two PL golf equipment.

Foley and his Cannae Holdings firm have an settlement with Textor and their goal was to be a accomplice in shopping for golf equipment across the globe.

Bournemouth have been on the lookout for a purchaser for a 12 months and are in superior talks with Foley’s workforce.

But the Premier League could have to put them via their director check and uncover extra about the links.

Bournemouth have been promoted again to the highest flight final season after ending second within the Championship.

They kicked issues off again within the Prem with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.


But since then the south coast outfit have struggled for outcomes, with supervisor Scott Parker being sacked after a 9-0 defeat to Liverpool.

However, caretaker boss Gary O’Neill has seen an upturn in kind.

A surprising 3-2 comeback win over Nottingham Forest was adopted up by a 1-1 draw at Newcastle.

As a consequence, they sit twelfth within the desk heading into the worldwide break with eight factors from seven video games.

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