Blackburn close to takeover

Indian based company Venkys is set to become the first Indian company to own a Premier League club.

Blackburn chairman John Williams told the club’s official website: “A series of meetings, including discussions with the Premier League, have followed an extensive due diligence process.

“Both parties are hopeful that the transaction will be completed in November.”

Venkys’ chairperson, Anuradha J. Desai, said: “We expect to be the first Indian company to acquire a Premier League team and we are particularly delighted that the team is Blackburn Rovers, with whom we believe we have many shared values and ambitions.”