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Chinese billionaire Chien Lee takeover talks for Barnsley

Championship Barnsley are the subject of takeover talks from Chinese billionaire Chien Lee.

The Daily Mailsays Barnsley are in advanced discussions with Nice's Chinese billionaire majority shareholder Lee over a takeover.

The Tykes has held talks with Lee and his consortium, which includes US businessman Paul Conway, and there is hope of a swift conclusion.

The Championship club are seen as a key purchase as they look to expand their commercial portfolio.

Lee, who made his fortune with hotel firm Plateno Group and the investment company NewCity Capital, is looking to secure a full buyout.

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