Venkys, the Indian chicken industry giants are currently said to be giving serious consideration to an offer tabled by a group of businessmen with a view to taking over Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
Venkys relationship with the Blackburn fans could at best be described as 'turbulent' since the company took over the Premiership club. On field results have been staggeringly disappointing, resulting in calls for Venkys to offload their controlling interest in the club.
A Venkys insider revealed that the company were far from happy with the acquisition of the club, intimating that the company were looking to diversify into turkey production, and acquired Blackburn Rovers after hearing the club described as 'the Premiership's top turkeys' by a futures trader in Singapore.
One director, upon being invited to visit Ewood Park was reported to be 'crushingly disappointed' to find that the company had invested in a mediocre football club, and not a massive turkey farm/production plant.
Venkys are keen to offload Rovers at the earliest possible opportunity. The offer to take it off their hands appears to have come from a consortium of Burnley based builders who specialise in rennovating slum housing.
Venkys shares rose by 6p when the news was announced.