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Italian takeover close for Barnsley

Championship Barnsley are the subject of takeover interest.

The Sun says Gianluca Festa is the brains behind an Italian bid for Championship high-fliers Barnsley.

The former Middlesbrough defender and his group are keen to buy an English club and have approached the Oakwell club.

Now they hope they can persuade owner Patrick Cryne — a Tykes fan — to sell.

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