Report: Steve Parkin has three priorities if he takes over Leeds United, one being David Moyes

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Steve Parkin continues to be linked with a potential takeover of Leeds United

Yorkshire based businessman Steve Parkin has again been linked with a takeover of Leeds United, by The Mirror.

The Mail claimed Parkin was at in the Leeds director's box last weekend as the club took on Huddersfield Town away from home.

The Mirror believe the interest is serious, and claim Parkin has three priorities should he complete his buyout of Massimo Cellino.

1) Buying home stadium Elland Road

2) Buying training ground Thorp Arch

3) Appointing David Moyes as head coach

Leeds currently lease their stadium and training ground, which is an annual drain on their finances.

There is naturally an investment needed to buy both outright, but in the long run it would be beneficial for Leeds to do so, and give themselves greater control.

Current owner Massimo Cellino said in August 2014 he wanted to buy back the stadium, reported The Guardian, but has been unable to do so as yet.

As for the managerial situation, Moyes could be a case of right man wrong time, with Steve Evans currently showing he is deserving of getting a proper chance to see out the season.

The Mirror's report states Parkin is willing to bide his time to get Moyes as a result, but there is a possibility he could have his hand forced if other clubs show an interest in the former Everton and Manchester United boss.

Bookies SkyBet slashed odds on Leeds being Moyes' next club earlier this week, which could be based on inside knowledge of Parkin's reported plans, or The Mirror's report is simply being 'creative' around the odds falling.

Appointing Moyes may be a sensible move long term, but dispensing of Evans so quickly would be a controversial decision, especially if he gets the club moving up the table.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported earlier this year that Parkin has an estimated net wealth of £188 million.

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