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

club.

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

takeover battle.

Two other prospective buyers had approached the club in

October.

The team won the 2011 League Cup but was relegated from the

Premier League later that season.