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Leeds United Owner Expected To Ratify 50% Sale Of Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

League Championship side Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino is "expected to ratify" a 50% sale of the club to Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani this week, according to Simon Jones of the London DAILY MAIL. Radrizzani, who acted as an adviser on the sale of Inter Milan to Chinese owners Suning, "...

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