Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Red Bull takeover talk

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Leeds United have been linked with a Red Bull takeover again, and this photo shows they are at least on their radar.

There are more twists and turns at Leeds United than in an weekly television soap, and right now supporters find themselves between a rock at a hard place.

The decision of sporting director Nicola Salerno to suspend assistant coach Steve Thompson was one thing, now a report in The Mirror claim drinks energy giant Red Bull are in negotiations to buy the club.

The paper even go as far as to claim the takeover could be agreed within weeks, but this could all be a big red herring for Red Bull were quoted in The Independent last year denying interest in the club.

At this stage it is hard to know if this is just an old story being rehashed, or fresh developments which will make that denial look futile.

Leeds have been out of English football's top flight for more than a decade now, yet have one of the country's largest fanbases. Red Bull currently own teams in Austria and America.

Both of those teams bear the name Red Bull in the club's title, a change fans and the Football League would vehemently resist.

The company may have the financial backing to get Leeds back into the big time, but there would be a feeling the club would be selling their soul should they get into bed with the conglomerate.

Getting rid of owner Massimo Cellino, who regards Salerno as his right hand man, seems desirable right now for fans, but it should be a case of 'careful what you wish for' regarding such a buyout.

Here is a look at the latest reaction from fans to the reports...

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