Six parties interested in buying Cellino’s stake in Leeds – Report

Date published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 7:21 - James Marshment

Massimo Cellino: Controversial figure

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has reportedly admitted that six parties have expressed an interest in taking over the club following his decision to listen to potential offers.

The Italian pulled out of a potential sale to Leeds Fans United earlier this month but admits he is still open to offers as he fights a second Football League ban.

And Cellino says one of the six interested parties is a Leeds-based businessman who wants to go into partnership with him – and who has tried to buy the club before.

He would not name individuals but Sky Sports News HQ understands Steve Parkin – a local businessman who tried to buy the club back in 2013 – is interested.

Parkin told SSNHQ: “I am a Leeds United fan, what happens to my club is important to me. I keep my business affairs private. That does not mean I am about to buy Leeds United.”

Cellino says he is still looking for a serious buyer and claims he would prefer them to be Leeds-based, adding that he believes the club is now in a “financially okay situation”.


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