Report suggests Massimo Cellino's desire to sell Leeds United slowing due to lack of interest

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The future of Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino was the subject of more protests this weekend.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino was the subject of more protests this past weekend as the club crashed to a 4-1 defeat at home to rivals Huddersfield Town.

The Italian has remained silent since the protests stepped up a month ago, beginning with a projection onto Elland Road calling for him to leave, and followed up with an anti-Cellino big screen put up near the stadium this past weekend.

The Times believes Cellino will not be selling up. An article entitled 'Massimo Cellino under fire but there’s no way he will sell Leeds', reports:

"Future protests remain in the pipeline, but the 59-year-old shows no sign of succumbing to the call for his departure. With potential buyers hardly beating a path to his door, why should he?"

The suggestion is clear. Cellino is likely to be sticking around, his decision influenced by a lack of credible or convincing interest in buying his majority stake.

Leeds are no closer to earning promotion to the Premier League and their squad requires major investment, nor do they own their own stadium, while accounts published by Companies House showed recently that minority owners GFH are owed millions, which could take until 2032 to repay.

The Guardian reported Cellino last year denied he had agreed to sell the club to supporter group Leeds Fans United, but he has been shy about his plans for the future ever since.

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