Saudi Prince Might Want All of Liverpool FC. Not Sure How Tom Hicks Feels About That.

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George Gillett and Tom Hicks, who may have to cut that ball in half
On Tuesday, Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels said that, well, it is possible that Tom Hicks could maintain a majority interest in the Texas Rangers, despite his efforts to sell the club since April. But how, with all that debt here and abroad? Well ... who knows. But you probably recall that last week, Saudi Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud said he was good and ready to buy George Gillett's 50-percent stake in Liverpool FC, which would make him Hicks's partner. Hicks, though, would have to sign off on the deal, and he and Gillett ain't been buddy-buddy in a long time.

Which is why the prince's rep today tells the BBC that, well, see, just maybe ol' Faisal might go ahead and buy out everyone. Not sure if Hicks has any interest in that -- yet again, I've asked Hicks's PR peoples at the LeMaster Group for comment and will update when it arrives. But this is what Barry Didato tells the BBC in advance of Gillett's Tuesday trip to Saudi Arabia: "His Highness's shareholding could go from anything from nought to 100 percent. But he cannot be seen as a solution to the debt or problems in the existing relationship between the owners."
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