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Ex-Arsenal major shareholder Usmanov breaks silence on Charlton rumours

Former Arsenal major shareholder Alisher Usmanov has ruled out plans to buy Charlton Athletic.

The Uzbek billionaire has been linked with the cash-strapped Addicks.

Usmanov's press office issued an official comment yesterday which categorically read “Alisher Usmanov is not buying Charlton Athletic football club."

The long-time financial associate of Blues major shareholder Farhad Moshiri has been linked with a switch to Goodison Park after cashing in his stake at Arsenal to American Stan Kroenke for £600million.

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