Russians deny interest in Jordan

Sibneft spokesman John Mann says that there is no truth to the stories circulating that Russian businessman Roman Abramovich he is trying to buy out Eddie Jordan's Formula 1 team.

"It is true that Roman enjoys Formula 1 and has met Eddie several times," Mann told the Michelin F1 website, "but that is it. Roman has also met with Bernie Ecclestone but that doesn't mean he's going to buy his house. We just want to lay all these rumours to rest."

The stories were sparked off when The Sun newspaper in London said that Abramovich was planning to take over the Jordan team in a $270m deal.

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