Sheikh To Take It All Over

Last updated : 29 November 2003 By Kevin Markey
A group of Middle Eastern investors expects to complete a buy-out with Sheikh Abdul Rahman, a member of Bahrain's royal family, heading the group aiming to take over Leeds, according to news agency Agence France Presse.

"It's a group of investors from the Gulf, not just Bahrain, that I am leading and that will take over the English club," he told the agency in a telephone interview.

Sheikh Abdul Rahman said he expected "the deal to be closed within a week.

"I prefer not to give a figure because the club is heavily indebted and is looking to be rescued and that's what I am trying to do.

"My relations with the club go back 25 years and I am saddened by the current situation since they are bottom of the Premiership," said the sheikh who is also the chairman of Bahraini side Al-Najma.