U.S. businessman to buy Bari

U.S. businessman Barton to buy Serie A club Bari

August 19, 2009
MILAN -- AS Bari has signed a preliminary deal for the sale of the Serie A club to American businessman Timothy Barton.

The transfer of ownership is to be completed by Oct. 31, at which time Barton will become club president, Bari said in a statement posted on its Web site Tuesday. Vincenzo Matarrese will continue as president in the interim.

"This is a fantastic opportunity," Barton said in a statement. "The Bari fans are passionate about their team, and with the new management, ...

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