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Quillot Seeks King Street Cash to Save Bordeaux Soccer Team

Didier Quillot
Didier QuillotPhotographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

French businessman Didier Quillot’s bid to rescue FC Girondins de Bordeaux could rest on a fresh cash injection from King Street Capital, the U.S. hedge fund that wants out of the historic soccer club, according to people familiar with the matter.

Quillot wants King Street, which gained control of the club in 2018 and is now withdrawing its backing, to put up the money to help clear some of its debts, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are confidential.