Zahavi has Grant, Bilic lined up in Portsmouth takeover

Pini Zahavi is being linked with a takeover of Portsmouth.

Pini Zahavi is being linked with a takeover of Portsmouth.

The Daily Mail says Zahavi is closing in on a takeover deal for Portsmouth that could yet include Avram Grant and Croatia coach Slaven Bilic.

Former journalist Zahavi, who has an estimated personal wealth of around £60million and represents players such as Rio Ferdinand, is friends with Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak and played a role in helping him to buy the club in January 2006.

But Gaydamak has now made it clear that he is willing to listen to offers and Zahavi set up several business meetings in an attempt to put together a consortium that could match the asking price of around £70m which would include the club's debts.

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