JD Sports could have JJB chain in its sights

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The Independent Online

JJB Sports could face refreshed interest from sports and fashion rival JD Sports.

Sources suggest JD Sports could be lining up a bid for the chain which earlier this year struck a deal with its landlords to close more than 100 stores to keep it afloat. JD Sports last week lost out to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, which snapped up Sir Tom Hunter's Cruise and USC fashion chains. Acquisitive JD recently bought Cecil Gee, and also took a stake in Spanish group Sprinter last month.