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Venkys set to takeover Blackburn Rovers

English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers will soon be in Indian hands. Pune-based Venkateshwara Hatcheries have been in discussions with the Lancashire-based club and both parties are hoping to complete the sale of the club by the end of next month. Here's a look at the other Indian attempts to buy a EPL club.

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Sahara Group and Liverpool

Subrata Roy, owner of the Sahara Group, came close to buy Liverpool early in August only to back out at the last moment. Roy was mulling on buying out a stake in Liverpool which was said to be about a 100 million Pound investment.
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Saurin Shah and Blackburn Rovers

Before Venky, Indian businessman Saurin Shah had set his sights on the Blackburn Rovers. Saurin, who is the nephew of Indian Premier League (IPL) vice-chairman Niranjan Shah, was reported to be in talks for a deal worth between 35-45 million pounds.
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Mukesh Ambani and Liverpool

India's business tycoon Mukesh Ambani was also in the fray to buy Liverpool early in August. However Ambani, who is also the owner of IPL team Mumbai Indians, later denied these reports.
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Anil Ambani and Newcastle United

Anil Ambani came close to buy Newcastle United in 2008. Reports suggested that Mike Ashley, the owner of the soccer club was in talks with Ambani for a possible takeover.
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