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Indian Football: East Bengal seriously considering an Indian Super League bid

19:05 BST 16/05/2017
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The Kolkata giants are expected to pick up the bid document put forward by Indian Super League (ISL) body on Wednesday..

East Bengal have confirmed their interest in being part of the cash-rish Indian Super League and will pick up the bid document on offer on Wednesday.

Debabrata Sarkar, a senior official at the club confirmed this to Goal.

“We are collecting the form tomorrow. We will study the form and then details will follow,” he revealed.

When asked about the chances of a bid from The Red and Golds, he said that nothing has been decided. “We are only collecting the document tomorrow and no decision has been taken.”

Archrivals Mohun Bagan are also considering the prospect of bidding, as per Mr. Sarkar. “According to rules and regulations, Mohun Bagan are on the same platform we are in," he commented. 

Though a bid cannot be expected from either of the two Kolkata giants just because the document has been taken up for consideration, this is a sign that both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are easing their stance against the IMG-Reliance owned league.