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Mandaric To Meet Owls Officials Today

Milan Mandaric is set to meet Wednesday officials today to discuss a takeover of the Hillsborough club, according to reports from BBC Radio Sheffield last night.

The Leicester City chairman is one of the front-runners to buy the Owls and help save them from administration before a High Court date next Wednesday.

The Serbian-American businessman declared on Wednesday that he was closing in on a deal to buy the club, after giving his representatives the 'green light to try and close the deal.'

Mandaric, who would have to leave his position as Foxes chairman before buying Wednesday, has already had an initial offer to buy the Owls rejected by some of the club's loan owners, including former chairman Dave Allen.

It seemed he'd left his interest on the table while other prospective buyers overtook him in the race to buy the club.

But Mandaric is now the favourite to win the race for the Owls, with fellow bidders 'One Wednesday', a fans' consortium, even revealing they're just a 'Plan B' if Mandaric fails in his attempt.

The club's creditors, the Co-operative Bank, are understood to have given the Owls until Friday to present them with offers ahead of next Wednesday's court hearing.

If no offer is deemed acceptable, the Co-op Bank could put the club into administration.

But they're understood to be favouring Mandaric's offer, with the former Portsmouth chairman having already shown proof of funds, and a huge desire to takeover the club.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 25 2010

Time: 7:00AM

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25/11/2010 08:11:00

certainly hope it does happen, but i'll not believe it until it's signed, sealed and delivered!!
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25/11/2010 08:38:00

Fingers crossed this is done for Saturday, UTO . Could be the perfect week, Wed takeover & -18m down at the lane !
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25/11/2010 09:58:00

COME ON JUST DO IT AND LETS MOVE FORWARD, if this goes through before the weekend I think they will need to open the remainder of the ground. WTID
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25/11/2010 10:36:00

yeah please just get the deal done
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25/11/2010 14:04:00

Please Mandaric... make it Thanksgiving in Sheffield, too (and a happy one to you all, by the way)!!!
Colorado Owl
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25/11/2010 14:24:00

I'm coming up Sat and would love to celebrate mandaric takeover and a wednesday win, please please please!!
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25/11/2010 14:33:00

What a fantastic xmas present this would be for all our supporters. Please let it happen. Wise? Old Owl
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25/11/2010 16:05:00

please just accept his offer!
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25/11/2010 16:39:00

The deal is done....Mandaric is the new owner.
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25/11/2010 21:02:00

cliff - no one is reporting this yet..... really hope it's true!!
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25/11/2010 22:33:00

are you sure cliffy boy?, theres not one report off newsnow, and those mothers cover everybody
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25/11/2010 23:19:00


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