Boston Red Sox bid for Liverpool

Liverpool has received two new takeover bids – one from Asia and the other from the owners of the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Ventures – but the football club's American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. are trying to block the other board members from pursuing negotiations. Both bidders are understood to be offering about £300m – enough to cover around £280m in loan and fees owed to Royal Bank of Scotland. Both initial offers were rejected.