Date: 20th January 2014 at 1:27pm
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Reports have surfaced of an interest in Millwall from former Queens Park Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini and a consortium of wealthy investors, but CEO Andy Ambler has insisted that nobody has contacted the club and that as far as he is concerned the club is not for sale.

The reports state that the group have sounded our Chairman John Berylson over a deal worth in the region of £16million, but Ambler told the London Evening Standard that Berylson has a long term plan for the club, and that is what everyone is working towards, and in any case, there has been no contact from this supposed group.

‘The club are not for sale. The chairman has been here seven years now, he is as enthused as ever and wants to continue to push the club forward. He has got a long term vision for the club, we have brought Ian Holloway in on the next step of that vision. The aim was to see how high we could get the club and his passion to do that is still there.’

Paladini spent eight years at QPR and was with them as they won promotion to the Premier League, but he left in 2011 following Tony Fernandes’ takeover. He also failed with an attempt to buy Birmingham City last season apparently.

£16 million seems a curious sum, as it’s reported that Berylson has so far invested in the region of £25million since taking over back in 2007, so if there was interest at all, that sum would fall far below what I imagine would tempt Berylson into selling anyway.

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