Prospective Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is close to an agreement with rival consortium ‘Together Leeds’ in a bid to merge and take shared ownership of the club.
Cellino is still waiting on the decision from his appeal against the Football League to block his takeover bid of the Yorkshire club.
However, a dramatic twist to the on-going Leeds saga is that the Italian has decided to join forces with the Mike Farnan led group ‘Together Leeds’ which are a consortium trying to bid for the club as well.
Farnan said: “We’ve been in discussion for the last 48 hours, myself and Frank and Massimo’s representatives, both in Italy and the UK,”
“We took the decision on Monday that we needed to make the move to ensure the safety and the future of the club and that pointed to an approach to reach Massimo.
“There was already a bit of a link. I know one of Massimo’s close associates in Italy very well and it was a combination of both us and Massimo being keen to reach out. He wanted to listen to us.
“The two parties working together does not necessarily hinge on the outcome of the appeal.
“Both parties are open to exploring all avenues, all aspects of how and why we should work together to resolve the current situation.
“It’s an opportunity to take the club forward. We, Together Leeds, recently had our own meeting and our biggest, our single, concern was that this club cannot go into administration.
“Together Leeds is about trying to engage with the owners and Massimo to do what’s best for the club.
“You’ll always get vultures won’t you?
“Together Leeds has grave concerns that the club could find itself in administration and from our point of view that is a non-starter.”