Consortium pulls out of Rangers takeover talks
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- A consortium fronted by former Rangers director Paul Murray has withdrawn its offer to buy the stricken Scottish club, leaving two foreign-based bidders in contention.
The fans-backed Blue Knights consortium says it has decided to "take a step back'' to enable club administrators Duff & Phelps to conclude a deal with a group fronted by Singapore businessman Bill Ng.
American businessman Bill Miller, chairman of a Tennessee-based towing and recovery equipment company, is the other bidder being considered by the administrators tasked with saving the 140-year-old Glasgow club, which is in bankruptcy protection.
Duff & Phelps says in a statement it is hoping to make "an announcement on a preferred bidder later this week.''
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