Report: Leeds takeover talks at 'advanced stage'

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Leeds are reportedly very close to agreeing a deal with Red Bull, claim a national newspaper.

Leeds United are at an advanced stage in takeover talks with Red Bull, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Yorkshire side could be sold for a valuation of £60 million, claim the paper, with only a couple of hurdles left to go - meaning there could be as little as 'two to three weeks' left to go before talks are concluded.

This is far from the first time Red Bull have been linked with Leeds, of course, and there should be scepticism regarding the report. The Mirror claim officials have been talking with Cellino at Elland Road, but the owner is believed to be in Miami.

Russell Crowe has more recently discussed taking the club over from current owner Massimo Cellino

The Hollywood actor is a Leeds fan and also owns a rugby team - one he has guided to success.

But the Mirror suggest it is Red Bull who are in pole position to prise Leeds away from Cellino.

The controversial Italian businessman has once again been the subject of frustration from supporters this week, with Leeds assistant boss Steve Thompson being suspended from duty on Thursday - and no real explanation having been given since.

With so much reported interest in the Elland Road outfit, then, the next few weeks could prove as interesting as they would be important to the club.

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