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Sunderland Owner Ellis Short Open To Sell Club For $214M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 02 / 16

Premier League side Sunderland Owner Ellis Short is "open to offers" from those wanting to buy the club but "no bids are believed to be on the table and realistically it may be a long time before any deal is done," according to Louise Taylor of the London GUARDIAN. Price "threatens to be a key ...

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