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Premier League in dark over Portsmouth takeover

Mystery surrounds the prospective takeover of Portsmouth.

The Sun says Premier League chiefs still do not know full details of the bid by Sulaiman Al-Fahim.

It has yet to be rubber- stamped - even though he was paraded around Fratton Park yesterday.

A Premier League spokesman said: "We have received no details of this takeover and have absolutely no idea at this stage who is involved."

Al-Fahim was introduced to Portsmouth by Pairoj Piempongsant, who brokered disgraced former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's takeover of Manchester City.

Mystery finance company Falcon Equity, based in Dubai and St Albans, have also brought together heavyweight investors to help back the deal.

Al-Fahim recently confirmed: "The money has been raised through the network of Falcon Equity from Asian and Middle Eastern investors."

Under strict new rules governing the ownership of football clubs, the Premier League will demand to know the identities of these investors.

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