The Texan threw the future of the club back into turmoil after he terminated discussions with Dubai International Capital (DIC). Hicks said he was not prepared to manage the club jointly with DIC "by committee" and vetoed their proposal to buy out 49% of co-owner George Gillett´s 50% stake.
DIC said they had no comment to make, but sources close to the deal say the company, the investment arm of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, are keen to revive a deal.
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