Hammers Of Arabia?
By Tom Dowsett
Tuesday 08 Sep 2009 11:26:00
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West Ham United have become the latest club to be linked with a Saudi Arabian takeover.

According to sportsmedia.com, English newspapers have reported that Ali Al-Faraj, who was interested in, but failed to buy Portsmouth, who were later bought out by Sulaiman Al-Fahim.

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The extent of Al-Faraj's wealth is not known, but it is understood that he is a property investor with holdings in a petrochemicals conglomerate.

Should he take over at Upton Park, he will have a sizeable debt to clear, so much so that the recent acquisition of Allesandro Diamanti had to be funded by club sponsors Sbobet.


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