Labour MP claims ‘second person’ keen to buy Leeds

Date published: Friday 11th March 2016 10:23

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Labour MP John Mann revealed on Tuesday that believes there is a mystery suitor willing to buy Leeds United.

Mr Mann, who is the MP for Bassetlaw, revealed the news on Twitter, but gave no hint as to who the interested party or parties may be.

“Fascinating. Second person keen to buy Leeds United and has money,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Stumbling block is the price – Cellino over paid Bates for the club.”

Italian owner Massimo Cellino bought an 80 per cent stake in the club from GFH Capital in 2014 with GFH retaining 20 per cent of the club and not from Ken Bates, as stated by Mann.

Cellino last year promised to sell his majority share in the Elland Road club to supporters group Leeds Fans Utd before making a U-turn on that decision.

And Leeds fans have been protesting ever since over Cellino’s running of the club and recently projected images onto the side of Elland Road in protest and erected posters around the ground calling for his departure to be removed.

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