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 Wednesday, 22 January, 2003, 08:01 GMT
Robbie says 'no' to Port Vale
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams is Port Vale's most famous fan
Robbie Williams has turned down the chance to invest in debt-ridden Port Vale Football Club.

The pop star had been asked by the club's administrators to help Vale with its financial problems.

Williams, who was born in Stoke-on-Trent, is a lifelong fan of the Second Division side and has recently signed a record deal said to be worth 80m.

Vale went into administration in December with debts of more than 2m, and the club is estimated to be losing 500,000 a year.

Williams' management company IE Music confirmed the star "will not be one of the investors in Port Vale".

Four bids have been put in for the Valiants, but there is still no immediate prospect of a deal being done.

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