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Leeds owner Massimo Cellino says he still intends to appeal his ban despite takeover talks

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The Leeds United owner may be going out fighting as he confirmed he would still appeal his current ban.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about his intention to continue his appeal against his disqualification from running the club, despite the prospect of now selling a majority stake to Leeds Fans Utd.

The supporters group now look increasingly likely to purchase a significant share at Elland Road after Cellino explained he was open to the possibility following talks on Friday, but despite that the Italian has confirmed he still intends to fight his current ban.

Speaking to the YEP this weekend, the Leeds owner said, “Yes, I am appealing. They risk a big mess and big damage to the club.”

Leeds Fans Utd have recently announced on Twitter that they have sold more shares this weekend than they did on the day of launch, following the news of a potential takeover, but there is likely to be plenty of work and negotiation ahead before Cellino parts company with the club.

Whatever the future holds, it seems the Leeds supremo will go out fighting, committing to an appeal in what could ultimately be his final few weeks at the helm…

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