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Billionaire Usmanov mulls Everton stake after Arsenal sale

Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov Foto:AP Photo/Denis Tyrin

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is open to staying involved in soccer and would consider investing in England's Everton Football Club or teams in Germany and Italy after selling out of London's Arsenal Holdings last week.

Usmanov receives "many proposals" from clubs and is considering his options, Russia's eighth-richest person said in a phone interview. Any deal would have to allow the 64-year-old an element of personal influence over operations and management, he said -- something he didn't enjoy as Arsenal's second-biggest shareholder behind U.S. billionaire Stan Kroenke...

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