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Sunderland EXCLUSIVE: Tony Adams on board with a consortium in takeover bid

19 Jun

The group is understood to be led by a fan and businessman based in the north east town.



Former Arsenal and England favourite Adams – now in charge of Spanish side Granada – has been brought on board along with Paul Smith.

Smith was Chelsea’s group business affairs director until his dismissal in 2007.

The pair were also linked with a proposed takeover of Aston Villa two years ago.

It is thought the consortium are a week away from putting in an offer for the club, with owner Ellis Short thought to want in the region of £80m to sell up.

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