Alisher Usmanov open to selling Arsenal shares … but not to Stan Kroenke

• Russian says he would sell to group with fans’ interests at heart
• ‘I am not holding any talks with Mr Kroenke about a sale’

Alisher Usmanov has said he will not sell his stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke, despite having been offered £525m for it by the club’s majority shareholder. But Usmanov, who owns 30.04% of Arsenal, would be open to selling to a group that had the best interests of the fans at heart.

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that a consortium of long-standing Arsenal supporters with heavyweight financial backing had tried on three occasions over the past year to buy into the club – without success.

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• Russian says he would sell to group with fans’ interests at heart• ‘I am not holding any talks with Mr Kroenke about a sale’Alisher Usmanov has said he will not sell his stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke, despite having been offered £525m for it by the club’s majority shareholder. But Usmanov, who owns 30.04% of Arsenal, would be open to selling to a group that had the best interests of the fans at heart.The Guardian reported on Tuesday that a consortium of long-standing Arsenal supporters with heavyweight financial backing had tried on three occasions over the past year to buy into the club – without success. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/04/alisher-usmanov-arsenal-shares-stan-kroenke

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