British businessman Bassini is reportedly close to completing a takeover of Birmingham City.
The club’s current owners, Birmingham Sports Holdings (BSHL), confirmed in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday (14 June), that 21.64% of the club has been sold by the biggest shareholder, Vong Pech.
However, BSHL also said in the statement that it has not entered any agreement to dispose of its approximately 75% stake in the club.
Blues fans have held protests in recent months, to express their frustration with the current owners BSHL.
Supporters have said previously that they have been unhappy with how the club has been run - citing their uncertainty over who owns the club, the state of their St Andrew’s ground - part of which has been closed for more than a year due to structural issues - and increasing financial losses.
In the past, Bassini has been linked with attempts to buy Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth. Birmingham MP Shabanna Mahmood has called on the government to halt any potential deal with Bassini citing reasons including his prevoius failed attemps to buy these clubs.
Here’s a look at the club’s owners through the years