But not so fast, says crosstown rival Boston Herald.
Globe holds off closer
Sale with John Henry slides
A source close to the deal told the Herald yesterday that finalizing the purchase and executing the formal transfer of the newspaper from the Times to the Red Sox owner — which had been expected to happen sometime over the weekend — likely won’t take place until next week at the earliest.
Both the Globe and a rep for Henry declined comment yesterday, and a Times spokeswoman did not return calls or emails.
Big surprise there, yeah?
But no surprise here: Others say otherwise.
According to the Boston Business Journal, Red Sox Owner John Henry will close on his purchase of the Boston Globe this Saturday. Henry is buying the New England Media Group, including the Globe, from The New York Times. The BBJ said he’ll also pay $65-million, down from the original $70-million bid.
Tiebreaker to come.