Martin Shkreli has put the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' album up for sale.

RZA of Wu-Tang

RZA of Wu-Tang

The 34-year-old businessman purchased the album, of which there is only one copy, back in 2015 but has now decided to put the much-discussed record up for sale on eBay, receiving offers worth around £100,000.

In the listing, Shkreli writes: "[I] decided to purchase this album as a gift to the Wu-Tang Clan for their tremendous musical output.

"Instead I received scorn from at least one of their (least-intelligent) members, and the world at large failed to see my purpose of putting a serious value behind music. I will be curious to see if the world values music nearly as much as I have."

However, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who was recently convicted on two charges of securities fraud, warned that he could decide to withdraw the item at any moment.

Shkreli said: "At any time I may cancel this sale and I may even break this album in frustration.

"I will donate half of the sale proceeds to medical research. I am not selling to raise cash - my companies and I have record amounts of cash on hand. I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear."

Meanwhile, Shkreli recently hit out at his conviction, saying in August: "This was a witch-hunt of epic proportions."

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