Jim White Says No!!
White was talking on his talkSPORT show (Wednesday, 10am) after Usmanov was quoted as saying he would be “happy” to help his friend and former business partner Farhad Moshiri, majority shareholder at Everton.
Ever since Usmanov sold his stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke for £600million in August, there have been reports and rumours that he might be ready to invest in Everton.
However, White said a reliable source has told him Usmanov explained away his quotes by saying that he was simply answering a question about a friend’s club, and that the help he was referring to was morale support and not money.
“There is nothing more to any link with Everton,” White said. “Categorically there is no likelihood of Usmanov investing in Everton.”