Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:19:13 GMT | By PTI

SRK set to buy stakes in leading football club Dempo

On a high after his side Kolkata Knight Riders' triumph in the Indian Premier League, actor Shah Rukh Khan is now planning to buy stakes in Dempo, one of the country's top football clubs in recent years.

SRK set to buy stakes in leading football club Dempo

Sources close to the club told PTI that Khan has been in talks with the Goa-based I-League champion club and has also met its owner Srinivas Dempo a couple of times.

They said Shah Rukh was interested in acquiring 50 per cent stake in the club.

"Talks are on and he has also met the Dempo management, including the owner, a couple of times, but it is yet to be confirmed. Some things need to be worked out before finalising the deal," a source said.
It has been learnt that the club is keen on using Shah Khan's name and popularity in promoting the I-League champions who have been dominating Indian football for quite a while now.

The club recently bought a 34 per cent stake in leading Danish soccer club and academy FC Midtjylland, for 12 million euros.

Dempo have won the I-league three times since its inception in 2007-08, including the inaugural edition, besides winning the erstwhile National Football League (NFL) twice.

They are also the only Indian club to make it to the semifinals of the AFC Cup, Asia's second tier club competition, in 2008.

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