Madonna Deal in Doubt

By Alan Lodge

- Last updated on GMT

Pop stars spokesperson pours cold water on reports Madonna and her movie director husband Guy Ritchie have bought the historic Punch Bowl pub in Mayfair, London.

MADONNA`S publicist has denied claims the singer and her movie director husband Guy Ritchie have bought a London pub.

Reports on Wednesday claimed Madonna and Ritchie had bought the Punch Bowl​ in Mayfair, London.

But Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (SNPE), which owns the leasehold on the 18th century pub, said there is “no truth in the rumour", while Madonna`s own publicist told showbiz reporters the claims are "pure fiction".

It was said the pair brokered a £2.5m deal alongside nightclub entrepreneur Piers Adam - the owner of classy nightspot Mahiki, on Dover Street, Mayfair - to buy the pub which used to be owned by gangster Freddie Foreman, who was jailed for murder alongside Charlie Kray in 1969.

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