Richard Cawley of the SLP is reporting that ESI have confirmed that they own the Valley but don’t own the training ground, they’re aiming to buy it within six months. 'We’re listening to offers for Taylor after he didn’t respond to contract offer by the deadline we gave.' Still interested In Blackpool striker Gnanduillet.
They did want Taylor to stay and offered what they thought was a good deal. I am afraid he has become a bit of a prima donna: Ready to listen to offers
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Richard Cawley has further clarified: 'ESI say there is a contractual agreement to buy the training ground and that if they had waited to do all the surveys, due diligence and so on for [Sparrows Lane] then they wouldn't have completed their takeover by January. ESI also say they have committed £15 million to developing it once the training ground has been bought this summer.
One complication with the training ground is the loans of former directors secured against it. Roland tried to buy them out for 25 per cent of their value. Admittedly they are not enforceable unless the club gets promoted to the top flight.