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Ambani now sets sight on Everton

September 14, 2008 16:59 IST

The 'turbulent situation' at Newcastle United has forced Reliance Communications to shift focus to English Premier League side Everton, media reports said in London on Sunday.

Newcastle United have been in turmoil ever since the ouster of coach Kevin Keegan leading to fans being up in arms against maverick owner Mike Ashley.

This has led Reliance Communications head Anil Ambani who was keen to bid up to 230 million pound for Newcastle United to target Everton.

According to a report in the Liverpool Daily Post, agents representing Ambani have been in contact with Everton owner Bill Kenwright and are trying to arrange a meeting between the two parties.

Ambani's son, Jai Anmol, is reported to have attended the Merseyside club's pre-season friendly against PSV Eindhoven at Goodison Park and had informal talks with Everton chief Bill Kenwright and club director Robert Earl.

Kenwright had revealed last week at an extraordinary general meeting at Goodison Park, called by angry  shareholders, that he would happily sell the club to a suitable buyer.

"I'm a pauper when it comes to other chairmen, a total pauper. We'll keep looking for a new owner," he had said.

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