Andrea Radrizzani has played down talks of an imminent takeover at Elland Road.
General view inside the stadium before the game
They report that the deal for him to take control of a vast stake at the club is close, but that it might not mean the end of Massimo Cellino’s involvement with the Yorkshire club.
However, the Yorkshire Evening Post then carried quotes from the man himself, in which he downplayed any imminent takeover of the Yorkshire club.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands
Leeds fans have been hoping to see Cellino’s ownership of the club end for some time now.
The mercurial Italian has been criticised for his running of the club and the struggles that have come along with it.
But Leeds fans always remain cautious when it comes to takeover rumours. That habit goes back to the days of Ken Bates, a fairly universally unpopular former Leeds chairman, and has continued through the GFH and Cellino eras.
It has even found itself its own term on Twitter, TOMA, meaning ‘Takeover My A**e’ – as Leeds fans deal with the constant takeover rumours with their usual dry humour.
So here is how Leeds fans have reacted to the most recent takeover rumours…
Out of boredom on a long drive, I researched the ever loving crap out of Radrizzani. That dude is squeaky clean. TOMA Gods will be pleased.— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) August 12, 2016
What will be will be with this investment from Radrizzani, all about the football for me. If new investment/owners come in fine. #lufc— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) August 11, 2016
Radrizzani according to Wikipedia is an expert in Sports TV growth in the Asian market. Add this to Chinese backers = Realistic Rumour!!— ByTheMinute LeedsUtd (@ByTheMinLUFC) August 11, 2016
Been a massive fan of Radrizzani for a long time now. Almost a hour. #lufc— Rein of Winterfell (@ReinSchommer) August 11, 2016