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New twist in Massimo Cellino's plans at Leeds United

Massimo Cellino could be seeking to sell just part of his stake at Leeds, rather than the entirety.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is entertaining the possibility of entering a partnership with a new investor, rather than selling his stake in the club outright.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that there are six potential buyers who have approached Massimo Cellino since learning he was considering selling up.

The paper claim at least one of these is proposing a partnership with the Italian.

BBC Radio Leeds also report Cellino is open to selling a portion of his stake in the club.


Cellino had previously indicated he wanted to give up on Leeds completely, telling The Times he felt he had a low quality of life due to his lack of enjoyment at running the club.

The Italian earlier this month backtracked on claims he would sell to supporter group Leeds Fans United, the BBC reported.

The Sunday Times report Cellino has a 75 per cent stake in Leeds, and at the weekend named one potential investor as Swiss banker Nicola Cortese, former Southampton chairman.

SkySports report Leeds based businessman Steve Parkin is potentially interested in working with Cellino. The Mirror have a different spin, claiming Parkin is plotting an 'imminent' takeover, and has taken action to begin due diligence.

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