Rivals set for Liverpool fight

Rivals set for Liverpool fight - BBC, May 11, 2004
Paul pointed out this interesting background on the Liverpool deal from BBC: Millionaire Liverpool fan Steve Morgan wants to plough 73m into the club - in a bid to prevent Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra buying a 30% stake.
...However, the cash will come from Thai public funds rather than Thaksin himself as was previously thought.
"We will buy in the name of Thailand," said government spokesman Jakrapob Penkair after a cabinet announcement.
"The Thai government is the one that negotiated the deal, not Thaksin and most of the money will come from public funds," Jakrapob added ahead of a formal announcement to be held at an undisclosed time in the future.
Also: BBC's profile of Thaksin: Billionaire hoping to score Liverpool deal. This articles seems to be suspiciously similar to the Bangkok Post's profile of Thaksin from the 2001 elections.
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