23 July 2019

Wanda’s Wang Jianlin denies Southampton FC bid, paper says

Dalian Wanda Group denied recent British media reports suggesting that billionaire chairman Wang Jianlin was in talks to acquire Premier League soccer team Southampton FC for 175 million pounds (US$289.982 million) in a bid to enter the southern London business property market, the People’s Daily reported Thursday. Wanda said there were no contacts between any personnel or third-party representatives of the company and Southampton FC. During a recent public occasion, Wang Jianlin said if he were to bid for a soccer club, it would be a very famous club but not Southampton, which currently sits ninth on the league table, the report said.

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