A Las Vegas-led consortium is aiming to complete a takeover of Premier League
Bournemouth by the end of October.
It is believed that Bill Foley, owner of the National Hockey League (NHL) team Las
Vegas Golden Knights, is leading the bid.
The consortium has entered a period of exclusivity over the purchase of the club with
terms and a price for the purchase already agreed.
Bournemouth were promoted from the Championship in May.
The club are owned by Russia-born businessman Maxim Demin.
Subject to a review from the Premier League, the new owners hope to be in position
at the Vitality Stadium by the end of next month.
It would be the latest American investment into the English top flight after a group
led by Todd Boehly took over Chelsea in May.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leeds,
West Ham and Manchester City all also have US investment on some scale.
Speaking at a news conference before Saturday’s game at Newcastle, Bournemouth
caretaker manager Gary O’Neil said he had not been informed of any imminent
change in the ownership of the club.
“I haven’t heard anything of it over my side,” he said.
“We’re working on the football side, making sure we are fit, ready and sharp. I haven’t
heard any chat around a takeover.”