Massimo Cellino on Red Bull’s interest in buying Leeds United

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Red Bull is interested in buying Leeds United, confirms Massimo Cellino.

Massimo Cellino has confirmed to The Yorkshire Evening Post that soft drinks giant Red Bull has made an offer to buy Leeds United.

Late on Friday evening, The Mirror reported that Red Bull is in “advanced talks” to buy the Championship outfit for £60 million.

It was claimed that the energy drinks company hopes to finalise the deal over the next two or three weeks, having been looking to buy Leeds for over a year.

Leeds’s disqualified owner Cellino, who cannot have anything to do with the West Yorkshire club until May 3, has now confirmed that the report is indeed true.

“There is an offer,” the Italian entrepreneur told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “I didn’t know about it but I spoke just now with Giampaolo Caboni, one of the directors of Eleonora Sport.

“He said Red Bull has made an offer for the club. The shareholder will have to think about it. I don’t know what they will do.”

The coming days and weeks will be interesting for Leeds, and one suspects that this story is just starting.

It seems that Red Bull is genuinely interested in buying Leeds, and given the current situation with the ownership of the club, it is going to complicate matters more.

Leeds have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and are set to miss out on the Championship playoffs yet again.

Neil Redfearn’s side are currently 13th in the league table with 52 points from 39 matches.

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