WANDA NARA'S ex-husband Maxi Lopez is bidding to take control of Birmingham with partner Paul Richardson with the takeover to be completed "within three weeks".
The 38-year-old, who was married to Wanda before she coupled up with his former team-mate Mauro Icardi, has joined forced with local businessman Richardson.
The consortium had been competing with ex-Watford owner Laurence Bassini to buy the Championship club.
But former Barcelona and AC Milan forward Lopez and Richardson have been granted exclusivity to purchase the Blues from current owners Birmingham Sport Holdings.
The pair visited St Andrew's on Tuesday to begin due diligence having paid their deposit on Monday after they exchanged contracts on Saturday.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lopez, who was allegedly cheated on by Wanda with Icardi, revealed his desire to do "big things" for the city of Birmingham.
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He said: "It's a happy day for us and all the Blues fans.
"It's our money. I was working for this for almost one year.
"I think it's a huge project. There is too much potential in this team.
''When we spoke about this project with Paul, we believed we could do big work in the city, for our fans and for the team."
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Richardon, who owns fashion brand Hara and was a former executive at sportswear brand Gymshark, stated he hopes to take ownership of Birmingham within a month.
He remarked: "We exchanged contracts on Saturday after many months.
''We paid our deposit on Monday and now we're in today to start our work to find out how the club works – our due diligence.
"We'll then wait for EFL approval, which could take a couple, three weeks maybe, and then we go to completion.
"We know exactly what we've got to do. It's a project that's for sure, but for us it's going to be worth it, and for the fans.
"We've got to get some solid foundations in first and then start to build on it."
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