Group considers buying Birmingham City
The Hong Kong-based owner of Birmingham City says it has been
approached by a group that wants to buy the English Championship
Birmingham International Holdings Ltd. said in a brief statement
Friday that its lawyers were in touch with the group, led by a
sports management company, to clarify the offer.
Team owner Carson Yeung is scheduled to go on trial for money
laundering in April. The club has said the charges are unrelated to
the company or the team. Yeung bought the club in October 2009 for
81.5 million pounds (then $130 million) following a protracted
Two other prospective buyers had approached the club in
The team won the 2011 League Cup but was relegated from the
Premier League later that season.