Reports say Chinese company in £200m bid to take over Saints

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Reports from New York claim a Chinese company has launched a £200m bid to buy Southampton FC.

A Bloomberg report says Saints are in talks to be taken over by Lander Sports Development Co. of China.

Bloomberg’s report says Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr has been engaged in the talks for several weeks.

The article quotes a spokesman for Southampton as saying he was unaware of the talks and adds that Lander declined to comment.