Sheffield United received a £3m loan from the family of Osama bin Laden

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In one of the stranger stories in recent memory, it has emerged that Championship side Sheffield United received a £3m loan from the family of Osama bin Laden.

A power struggle between the Blades' co-owners, Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is currently being looked into by a High Court judge.

And on the fourth day of the hearing it was read out in court that the Blades were loaned £3m in an investment opportunity known as 'Project Delta'.

According to the Telegraph, barrister Andreas Gledhill QC said that McCabe "knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the Bin Laden family".

The sensational revelation now finds Sheffield in hot water.

McCabe and Prince Abdullah - a member of the Saudi royal family - are 50-50 owners of Sheffield after they became investment partners having first met in 2013.

Prince Abdullah agreed to invest £10m, but the pair reportedly fell out in 2017. The trial is expected to continue over the next few weeks.

More to follow.

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