Liverpool's convoluted takeover saga got a bit more wrinkled with Peter Kenyon now heading the negotiations for the Kenneth Huang consortium bid. The perennial gadabout - Kenyon is a former Chelsea and Man Utd CEO now employed with Michael Ovitz's Creative Artists Agency, an industry behemoth representing several A list Hollywood and sports stars including football's David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Huang's previous frontman Mark Ganis was dropped after making clear that their bid would not offer any concessions to George Gillett and Tom Hicks, the present owners of Liverpool: "What is not one of our goals is the enrichment of the existing owners."
This I suspect has been a sticking point in all the bids as the two have made it clear that they are looking to making a profit. They favoured the Yahya Kirdi led ME bid because the Syrian businessman had offered the most money.
The Huang bid is getting the most traction but the other bids are still on the table as the board go through the complicated process of sifting and sorting who actually has the money. Which needless to say is the bottomline.