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Monday, 13 March, 2000, 15:42 GMT
Jackson cancels Polish visit
Michael Jackson on stage in 1999
Jackson has wanted to build the park since 1996
Pop superstar Michael Jackson has cancelled a visit to Poland after talks about a theme park project he is involved in broke down.

The singer was due to stay in Warsaw on Tuesday and Wednesday and to attend a press conference with the city's mayor, Pawel Piskorski.

Jackson has wanted to build a theme park in the city since his first visit there in 1996, but difficulties in finding an appropriate site have held up progress.

It is estimated the project needs around 316m of investment before it can go ahead.

Piskorski's office said in a statement: "Negotiations with a private investor have been frozen. Michael Jackson expresses his deep regret to his fans in Warsaw.

"Despite this cancellation, Michael Jackson wants to confirm his interest in Warsaw, and hopes the investment plans will bear fruit one day."

The singer has also reportedly expressed an interest in buying a castle in Poland to use as a private home.

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