Noel Gallagher planning bid for Manchester City

Oasis leader Noel Gallagher has said he is thinking of buying the football team he supports, Manchester City.

The club were involved in takeover talks with former prime minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, though that deal has run into trouble after it was reported that some of his assets have been frozen at home while a awaiting a court ruling.

Now Gallagher has joked he might be able to get his boyhood club on the cheap.

“We haven’t got a manager, we’ve not sold any season tickets, brilliant!” complained the guitarist, reports the Daily Star.

He then suggested that him and M-People founder Mike Pickering – who now works for record label Sony BMG – could buy their favourite team.

“I’m thinking of mounting a hostile takeover – me and Mike Pickering,” declared Gallagher. “I reckon we could scrape together about £400,000 in cash and I reckon we would get it for that.”