Panthers fail 'in bid to buy Wanderers'

August 21, 2013
NRL club Penrith have reportedly failed to buy A-League club the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Panthers recently lodged an expression of interest with investment bank UBS, who have been instructed to sell the competition's one-season-old club for up to $15 million, according to News Limited.

But Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop, who was boss of the NRL for 10 years until 2012, rejected the Panthers' offer.

"Why would we contemplate selling ...

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