The CEO and founder of Xinfu is trying to find investment in China for the Yorkshire club.
A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United
Leeds United takeover rumours are not rare. From Russel Crowe to Red Bull there is always plenty of interest in the ownership of such a big club with bags of potential.
Now the rumours flying around regarding a possible Chinese consortium investing in the Yorkshire club.
General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United
The news has of course excited Leeds United, although many remain sceptical considering the failure of previous apparent takeover interest to develop into anything concrete.
But Tappin has now taken to Twitter to comment further on the potential news.
He made it clear he is still looking for potential candidates to invest in the club, but that he would not be making any official comments in the British press for now:
Many Leeds fans have become disillusioned at the way the club is currently being run by maverick Italian businessman Massimo Cellino and with the money that Chinese investment could bring to the club this news is being greeted warmly.
But right now it does not seem as though anything is on the immediate horizon regarding a Leeds United takeover – but it is certainly a story to keep tabs on.