Leeds want takeover response

Leeds United have written to the Football League to demand a decision on Massimo Cellino's proposed takeover by the end of Thursday.

Last Updated: 20/03/14 at 12:20 Post Comment

Massimo Cellino: Bidding to take control at Leeds

Massimo Cellino: Bidding to take control at Leeds

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Italian businessman Cellino has been awaiting approval from the Football League since agreeing a £25million majority stake in the club on February 7.

The delay from the Football League comes as they consider whether Cellino should pass their Owners and Directors Test, formally known as the Fit and Proper Persons Test.

The takeover is in serious doubt, however, after a judge in Sardinia found him guilty of tax evasion on Tuesday.

The Football League has been awaiting full documentation from the court case before reaching a decision on Cellino's deal but it said last Thursday that it would make an announcement within 10 days.

Leeds, however, are pushing for an answer in the next 24 hours after writing to the Football League's in-house lawyer, Nick Craig, on Thursday morning.

A spokesman for current Leeds owners GFH Capital told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "Leeds United have this morning sent a letter to the Football League, demanding that the Football League hands out its decision by the close of play today.

"This is an unprecedented delay which is damaging the owners' ability to move the club forward."

GFH - the investment bank based in Bahrain - has been in control of Leeds since it bought out ex-United chairman Ken Bates in December 2012.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Sky Bet League 1: Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook up for award

Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook are the nominees for the Manager of the Month award.

England name team to face Norway and John Stones will start

John Stones has been named in England’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s friendly against Norway.

Premier League: Louis van Gaal happy with Manchester United challenge

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he has no regrets about taking the job at Old Trafford this summer.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property