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DIC deny handing Liverpool deadline

Dubai International Capital have denied a "timeline" has been put on any offer for Liverpool.

The company's spokesperson Jehad Saleh refused to comment on reports DIC have tabled a £400million bid for the club.

However, Saleh insisted reports DIC had given Liverpool co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks a deadline of midnight on Tuesday night to accept an offer were not correct.

She said: "No figures have been (publicly) mentioned, and talks are ongoing. No timeline has been set on the talks."

DIC chief executive Sameer al-Ansari, a lifelong Liverpool fan, had earlier confirmed he is in talks with Gillett and Tom Hicks.

Saleh refused to confirm that Al-Ansari is currently speaking to both Gillett and Hicks, but revealed he was in Dubai.

Reports on Merseyside claimed the deadline had been imposed on Hicks and Gillett to accept the bid.

The offer would give the American businessmen a profit of £25million each on their investment in the club.

The reported bid follows confirmation from DIC, the investment arm of the Maktoum royal family that talks had taken place between the various parties but were being held up by the valuation of the club by one of Hicks or Gillett.

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