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Everton takeover talks advance as Peter Kenyon consortium ‘awards period of exclusivity’

The potential takeover of Everton Football Club took another twist tonight after it was claimed a consortium led by Peter Kenyon now had exclusive talks to buy the club.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Kenyon is at the forefront of the offer, but the bulk of the funding for the consortium is being provided by US businessman Maciek, according to a Telegraph report. Kaminski, who is the general manager of Talon Real Estate in Minneapolis. American businessman John Thornton is also part of the consortium.

The report goes on to claim that the group will now enter a period of exclusivity to carry out due diligence on the club. Everton declined to comment on talks at this stage. A source told the Telegraph: “Kaminski is the money behind the offer. There isn’t much information about him, but word is that he has significant funding behind him.

It is currently unclear whether Kaminski is seeking to invest his own money or funding from other business interests. If a deal is agreed, Telegraph sources believe Everton would be sold for upwards of £500m, including the club’s debt, and the new owners would have to fund the completion of the Blues’ new stadium.

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Peter Kenyon, former CEO of Manchester United and Chelsea

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