Leeds United takeover rumours continue.
A Member of Parliament has fuelled takeover talk after claiming Leeds United are the subject of interest from more than one bidder.
John Mann MP used his Twitter account to comment on a 'second bidder' for Leeds United, but says the interested party is put off by the price Massimo Cellino paid for the club.
Mann has been the MP for Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire since 2001, but was born and raised in Leeds.
Fascinating. Second person keen to buy Leeds United and has money. Stumbling block is the price- Cellino over paid Bates for the club.— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) March 9, 2016
Current owner Cellino's intentions regarding Leeds United, who he took over in 2014, but City AM reported late last year he wanted to recoup the £30 million he has invested in the club.
The stumbling block would not necessarily mean the investor does not have the cash to pay this figure, but purely that Cellino is asking for more than the club is worth.
Mann's comment regarding the 'second person' begs the obvious question, who is the first person to who he refers?
His last football related tweet came back on March 3, when he cryptically commented:
Interesting unexpected discussion with potential major football club investor yesterday. Some real cash buyers around for bigger clubs— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) March 3, 2016
The first party to who he bypasses could be Leeds based businessman Steve Parkin, but he should be considered as out of the race after he told The Telegraph at the weekend a takeover was not in his current plans.
The identity of the 'second buyer' Mann describes as being currently interested remains a mystery, and one fans will keenly hope to swiftly find out the answer to.