Finnity: "We've had no contact from Puri"

Last updated : 26 February 2003 By Notts County Mad
Nat Puri isn't in the frame to takeover the club
Nat Puri, the Nottingham businessman and multi millionaire has not put in a bid to takeover the club, much to the disappointment of the Notts fans who had hoped that Puri would have put in an offer for the club.

Puri is a man who is not short of a few quid and there has been much speculation from fans saying that Nat Puri is interested in taking over the club. Paul Finnity told the Evening Post: "Contrary to rumours, we have not had any contact with Nat Puri," said Finnity.

"There has been no expression of interest from him.

"He is not involved with any of the parties we have spoken to."

But a consortium will make a second bid for Notts County before the end of this week. The consortium have already had an offer denied but they are now make a fresh bid before Saturday.

Finnity added: "We have had one verbal bid, but it was turned down," said Finnity.

Notts' administrators look to find the club a buyer
"It was not satisfactory in terms of what we wanted. It was not an acceptable bid.

"The people who made the bid are still on the scene.

"We do still expect there to be a bid in the near future, but that has been the case for a while.

"As ever, we continue to work towards ensuring something will happen in the near future."

Finnan deal sorted...

The Steve Finnan sell on clause has been done and dusted after the Cottagers paid Notts for Steve Finnan's sell-on clause.

Fulham paid Notts £250,000 to buy out the clause that would have been worth 15% of any future transfer fee.

Earlier in the season Finnan was linked with an £8m move to Manchester United, a deal which would have landed Notts a very healthy sum of £1.2m, but recently Finnan's form has been below par for the London side and Paul Finnity says that it will last Notts until the ends of the season: "With the money from Steve Finnan, there is enough to fund the club until the end of the season.

"The money won't be enough to give Billy Dearden cash for new players, but it should be enough to fund the running of the club for a few months."