Krasner remains silent on fresh takeover rumours

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Gerald Krasner, the Leeds United chairman, has admitted the club's owners would welcome new investment but would not comment on speculation that a new takeover bid is imminent.

A report claimed that the club have accepted an offer in principle from a consortium headed by the haulage magnate and lifelong fan Steve Parkin. Krasner's consortium completed their takeover of the debt-ridden club five weeks ago and have stated since that additional outside finance would be welcomed.

Krasner however would not comment directly on the report which claims the consortium are ready to pump in £20m to take a controlling interest.

"We don't comment about our personal financial affairs with people in the press," Krasner said. "But we have always said we would do anything in the interests of Leeds United. If Mr Abramovich mark II came along we would be foolish not to sit down and talk.

"But we have a strategy we are working on. Stage one of that strategy was to save the club and now we are on to stage two of that strategy."