Osama bin Laden relative mentioned in Sheffield United investor talks

• Details revealed in court case between club’s co-owners
• Possibility of Saudi-based investment discussed in 2017 meeting

A Saudi businessman related to Osama bin Laden featured in discussions about investors in Sheffield United, a court in London analysing a fight between the promoted Premier League club’s co-owners has heard.

Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a member of the Saudi royal family, are embroiled in a battle for control of the Blades before Mr Justice Fancourt. Sheffield United Ltd, a company controlled by McCabe and his family, has alleged “conspiracy” and “unfairly prejudicial conduct” and wants damages. UTB LLC, a company controlled by Abdullah, wants declarations in respect of its rights under an investment and shareholders’ agreement.

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