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Leeds United executive director reacts to reports about Massimo Cellino

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Recent reports about Leeds are said to be 'inaccurate.'

Leeds United executive director Paul Bell has dismissed recent reports aimed at Massimo Cellino, suggesting that he is planning to take legal action against Sky Sports and the Football League, according to the club's official website.

The Mail on Sunday had reported that owner Cellino is looking to dismantle Sky Sports' collective television rights.

However, United's executive director has completely dismissed those suggestions.

The crux of Bell's statement was: "It is disappointing to read inaccurate press reports this morning quoting 'sources' from within the meeting.

"Given the nature of the article, I feel that it is important and necessary to set the record straight. I would like to make it clear that Leeds United is not seeking, or taken legal action, to dismantle the collective selling of TV rights as has been suggested."

Leeds face Middlesbrough (live on Sky Sports) on Monday night and the latest news serves as yet another off-field distraction for the Yorkshire club.

Last week, an advert was put up by fans outside Elland Road urging Cellino to sell the club.

However, it appears recent stories have been wide of the mark and that Leeds are, in fact, not at the centre of any controversy here - but have simply been accused of it.

Will Leeds be able to put everything aside on Monday and beat Boro?

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