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Update on Leeds United and Red Bull amid takeover talk frenzy

Red Bull have reportedly ended all interest in Leeds United.

Red Bull have reportedly ended all interest in buying Leeds United, report The Mail.

The drinks giants have been persistently linked with the club over the past year, with The Mirror claiming back in April they were plotting a £60 million takeover.

Developments since then have seen club owner Massimo Cellino express his desire to sell the club, with his lawyers telling SkySports this week there are six different interested parties.

The Mail are adamant Red Bull is not one of them, reporting: "Soft drink giant Red Bull has ended any lingering interest in lodging a formal bid for the Whites after a social media frenzy at the back end of last season when members of staff were spotted at a game.

"There were fears that Red Bull would change the name, badge and even location of the club and they were met with fierce disapproval."

Red Bull own teams in Austria and America, and each have their brand name within the club names, Red Bull Salzburg and New York Red Bulls, but they do not currently own a club in England.

The name most prominently linked is Leeds based businessman Steve Parkin. The Mirror claimed earlier this week a takeover could be 'imminent', but The Mail claim there is a long way to go and interest is at a preliminary stage.

Any bidding war which does materialise could potentially put supporter group Leeds Fans United on the outside looking in, but do not expect Red Bull to be involved.

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