Everton fans start petition for Sir Paul McCartney takeover?

Everton players celebrate after Nikica Jelavic scored his side's second goal in their Premier League clash with Manchester City on March 16, 2013
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Everton fans reportedly start an online petition to get Sir Paul McCartney to buy the club.

A group of Everton supporters have reportedly started an online petition in a bid to get Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney to buy the club.

The supporters are thought to be keen on having the 70-year-old singer run the club as opposed to rumours of a consortium led by Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Bakhmatyuk.

"We, the fans, have started a petition to appeal to Beatles legend and Liverpool native son Paul McCartney to purchase our illustrious football club," the Daily Star quotes the petition as saying.

"We believe the team could face serious financial disaster in the hands of Mr Bakhmatyuk and Bakhmatyuk's company, Avangardco Investments."

The Toffees will be beginning life next season without manager David Moyes, who has signed on for six years at Manchester United.

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