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Report: Massimo Cellino gives new update on sale of Leeds United

Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has decided not to sell the club this year.

According to Sky Sports, Massimo Cellino has opted against selling Leeds United this year, despite a number of offers being put forward to him.

The Italian businessman told Sky last week that six different buyers had come forward with offers for the Yorkshire-club, and it appeared as if one particular party were coming close to a deal with Cellino.

Steve Parkin was keen on purchasing a 50% share of the club, but no fee was agreed between the Leeds fan and Cellino, and the report claims that the latter has now had a change of heart concerning the sale of the club.

Rather that selling them this year, it is said that Cellino would rather wait until next year before giving up control. It is believed that Cellino wants to ensure Leeds have secured their Championship survival before selling them.

This is a change of a heart from Cellino, who looked open to selling Leeds earlier this month.

He was originally in talks with Leeds Fans United, a fan-based group, who wanted to purchase the club. Cellino pulled out of that deal before being approached by the six other parties concerning a change of ownership, but it is now clear that the Italian wants to remain at Elland Road for the immediate future.

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