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But we're not talking about selling the Crown Jewels. Players like Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler are going nowhere.
"But we will not be selling the crown jewels. Obviously, if bids do come in then I will have to put them before the board, but they are not in our plans and I sincerely hope they are with us next season." Leeds' failure to reach this season's Champions League contributed significantly to the latest deficit, with summer transfer policy dependent on which European tournament they qualify for come May.
While complaints could be heard that Finland was "selling the crown jewels," foreign investment allowed Finland to recover from a painful recession at the beginning of the 1990s and improved liquidity at the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
His comments, inevitably written off dismissively in some quarters as a "selling the crown jewels" proposal, have already raised a lively debate within the ranks of Conservative councillors.