Dylan Thwaites speaks out on the prospect of a rival Leeds United takeover bid

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The future of Leeds United's ownership continues to make headlines.

The businessman leading supporters group Leeds Fans Utd has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the prospect of rival takeover bids for Championship side Leeds United.

Dylan Thwaites has been making plenty of headlines in recent days, following the news that he has held talks with current Leeds owner Massimo Cellino about the prospect of buying a majority stake in the club.

But there have since been claims that other parties are also interested in the Whites, with the YEP reporting that Cellino is set to meet another potential bidder today (Monday).

However, that news is clearly not welcomed by Thwaites who made it clear that he sees things only going one way if the club is to truly benefit for the long term.

“At our meeting on Friday Massimo was absolutely clear that he was only selling to fans,” Thwaites said.

“I think it would be crazy for anyone to steal this deal from the Leeds fans. The level of hostility generated would be a death blow to any sensible bid plan.”

Leeds are currently 19th in the Championship with just 13 points from 14 matches and a goal-difference of minus-seven, and having lost 2-0 to Blackburn Rovers last time out, their recently appointed manager Steve Evans has a lot of work to do to turn things round before it is too late.

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