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Ali Syed insists Blackburn takeover on track

Ahsan Ali Syed's takeover bid for Blackburn Rovers remains on track.

Ali Syed has promised a £300million investment into Rovers should his takeover bid succeed, including providing manager Sam Allardyce with a short term £100m transfer kitty.

Spokesperson Julia Thiem told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We are progressing well and hopeful of completing the due diligence process this week. It's fingers crossed for that.

"Then we will approach the Premier League to complete the paperwork needed. We also have to make an offer to the minority shareholders of the club.

"It is a little more complicated because of [the majority] of the club being owned by a trust.

"The lawyers say this could make the deal longer to conclude. We hope it could be done by the middle or end of September. But it is difficult to know at the moment."

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