Who wants Pompey? Fans are told they will have to wait and see
By Site reporter
Tuesday 06 Apr 2010 22:49:00
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Stop fishing for clues – you will not be told the identity of the person who wants to buy Pompey at least until a formal bid is launched. And even then, their identity could remain under wraps.

That’s what the potential new owner’s frontman Rob Lloyd is insisting as the interested party start what they warn could be the lengthy process of going though the club’s books in the ‘due diligence’ period.



Lloyd arrived at the club with a lawyer to start the study of their accounts. No exclusivity period has been entered into because of the additional financial commitment that would have.

Lloyd told Sky Sports News: "’We decided not to go down the exclusivity route as we would have had to put another £1m down initially, which nobody in their right mind would do.

‘We've now decided to go down the NDA - non-disclosure agreement - route, so one has to be very careful what we can say going forward. We're under a strict basis there that we can't disclose anything that we see today, and that will remain the case.’

Lloyd has refused to disclose the identity of the man behind the bid for the club.

He said: ‘Let's do one thing at a time. I've said what I'm going to say on the subject, I'm going to remain private on that matter as I have been asked to.

‘At the moment it's certainly a single investor who has asked me to front the position here, which is what I'm doing, and that's where we're at. Once we've done the due diligence process it's up to that person, individual, investor to come out if he so wants to do. But let's get to a stage where we can actually make a formal bid.’

It is not known how many other interested parties have contacted the administrators to express any desire to make a bid for the club.

Meanwhile, Pompey’s build-up for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley have been boosted by news Papa Bouba Diop, Prince Boateng and Nadir Belhadj are all back in training. David James and Hassan Yebda have also undertaken some light training, and Hayden Mullins’ hand injury should have healed in time for him to feature on Sunday.

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