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EPL Execs Block Southampton Takeover Due To Bribery Allegations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

Premier League execs "blocked a Chinese takeover of Southampton due to dramatic bribery allegations," according to Dan King of THE SUN. Lander Sports Development CEO Gao Jisheng is "fighting his case and could learn" Thursday whether he can make a ...

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