US-based consortium register firm interest in buying Bournemouth from Russian-born businessman Maxim Denim… and deal would result in HALF of Premier League clubs having American owners
- Russian-born owner Maxim Denim is giving serious consideration to selling
- It is unclear whether businessman is open to parting with all of Bournemouth
- It has been indicated that Demin values the club in excess of £150million
- He is understood to have appointed Montminy & Co to identify potential buyers
- A Las Vegas-based businessman is believed to be fronting the consortium
Bournemouth are in line to become the latest Premier League club to have American owners with a US-based consortium interested in a buy-out.
Sources with knowledge of a proposed deal say that Russian-born owner Maxim Demin is giving serious consideration to selling, although at this stage it is unclear whether the businessman is open to parting with all of the club.
The owner, who has British citizenship, is understood to have appointed US-based firm Montminy & Co to identify potential buyers or investors.
Bournemouth are in line to become the latest Premier League club to have American owners
Sources say Russian-born owner Maxim Demin is giving serious consideration to selling
Sportsmail has learned that a consortium consisting of individuals with a background in American sports – including ice hockey – have expressed a firm interest in Bournemouth.
A businessman, based out of Las Vegas, is believed to be fronting the consortium. It has been indicated to Sportsmail that Demin values the club in excess of £150million.
Talks are believed to be underway and there has been a growing sense around the club in recent months that Russian owner Demin is prepared to sell.
If a deal goes through, half the Premier League would have American owners.
Chelsea were purchased by billionaire businessman Todd Boehly earlier this year
Arsenal’s KSE owners are among the Americans who have a majority or minority share in clubs
Most recently, Chelsea were purchased from long time owner Roman Abramovich by billionaire businessman Todd Boehly and investment company Clearlake Capital in deal that was worth £4.25billion.
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester City also have Americans who have a majority or minority shareholding.
In 2020, Demin considered an approach to buy the club by an Arab consortium involving members of the Abu Dhabi royal family.
At the time, the proposed deal collapsed over price because the group only wanted to pay £140million while Demin wanted significantly more.
But the American group are said to be more willing to pay the sort of money that would be deemed enough to strike a ownership agreement, with Demin said to be ready to sell.
Bournemouth’s return to the top-flight has been overshadowed by the sacking of Scott Parker
The Cherries regained their place in the Premier League at the end of the last season, securing automatic promotion out of the Championship under Scott Parker – and in doing so increasing the market value of the club.
However, Bournemouth’s return to the top-flight has been overshadowed by the sacking of Parker just four games into the new season.
Demin and other senior Bournemouth executives had grown tired of Parker’s public digs at the club’s transfer policy over the summer. Parker’s dismissal was not linked to results.
Gary O’Neil has been appointed interim head coach and led the club to four points from a possible six since Parker’s departure.
Gary O’Neil has been appointed interim head coach and led the club to four points from a possible six
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