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Doyen Capital chief in frame to buy Aston Villa

Tevfik Arif is eyeing off Aston Villa.

The Independent says Tevfik Arif, originally from Kazakhstan but who now lives in the United States and is a business associate of Donald Trump, was in pole position to buy Villa.

The paper also reported that Arif was an investor in a hedge fund called Doyen Capital, which owns stakes in top footballers including Monaco's Radamel Falcao.

He has partnered Trump on a number of projects including the Trump SoHo hotel and residential tower in New York.

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