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Superlambanana sculpture may stay

The Superlambanana was commissioned in 1998

The artist, Taro Chiezo, who designed the popular Liverpool based sculpture Superlambanana is due to strike a deal which could see it stay in the city.

There had been fears it could leave Liverpool because the Japanese artist claimed it was only meant to stay in Merseyside on a 10-year lease.

The 17ft (5.18m) high, bright yellow artwork has become a symbol of the city to rank alongside the Liver bird.

Now standing on Tithebarn Street, it arrived for an art festival in 1998.

In February this year, its creator said he owned the statue and he might be willing to sell it.

He is now in Liverpool and his agent is putting the final touches to a deal with Liverpool council officials which could secure Superlambana for the city.

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