Ex-Dodgers owner McCourt set for Marseille takeover

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MARSEILLE: American businessman Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) entered into exclusive discussions for the acquisition of Marseille football club. McCourt sealed the deal in a meeting with incumbent owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, who will maintain a minority shareholding, and Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gauldin, saying afterwards that there was a process under way that would lead to the takeover being completed “before the end of the year.” Sources close to Louis-Dreyfus said the deal would be concluded within one to three months.

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