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League Championship side Wolverhampton Sold For Close To $60M To Chinese Group

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 22 / 16

League Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers has been taken over for £45M ($59.4M) "by a Chinese group, Fosun International," according to the PA. The Wolves have been up for sale since '15 and Fosun is to "pump up to" £30M ($39.6M) into the club "over the next two years as part of t...

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