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Super League Side Widnes Vikings Rejecting Offers As Interest In Club Increases

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 30 / 17

Super League side Widnes Vikings rejected "approaches from a number of investors in non-heartlands areas" as it received interest in the franchise from prospective buyers hoping to make it the "first top-flight club to take advantage of a relaxation in the rules surrounding relocation," accordi...

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