Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has lifted the lid on his plans for the club and confirmed he is in talks with investors.
Radrizzani says he has invested more than £90 million in Leeds to date, and knows if they get into the Premier League, far more will be required to compete.
He told The Times he has whittled down potential investors down from 20 to just three.
One of these are PSG's owners QSI, another is an unnamed American billionaire, while the third is a mystery owner of an Italian football club.
This third description rang a few bells for Leeds fans. Surely not Massimo Cellino?
Cellino owns Brescia, who he helped get promotion into Serie A last season and this summer signed Mario Balotelli.
It was Cellino who sold up to Radrizzani, and the pair co-existed in partnership for six months before the takeover was complete.
Cellino's reign was chaotic, and he certainly does not have the money to compare to QSI.
But some Whites fans are very worried that the man who hates purple and the number 17 might return to Elland Road...
Owner of an Italian football club - please not again! Don’t sell a stake back to Massimo Cellino and end up signing some striker that will be from the Italians Sunday league division that’s also a pizza chief in the local restaurant! Please be QSI! @WACCOE #mot #alaw #lufc #qsi— Luke Turner (@LUKEE1995) October 14, 2019
1 Quatar billionaires— Jay (@JayJaymann1919) October 14, 2019
2 Very wealthy American based Leeds fan
3 Italian football club owner
We are getting Cellino back aren’t we #lufc
Andrea Radrizzani: New Qatar investor ‘can get Leeds up to level of Man City’ | Sport | The Times https://t.co/ONtwzpNDHU
Cellino coming back— Alan Mills (@alanjmills) October 14, 2019
Imagine if Cellino was the owner of the unidentified Italian club— Liam Gray (@li4mlufc) October 14, 2019
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