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LEEDS United fans’ hopes of tak­ing over the club ap­pear to have been scup­pered – for the time be­ing at least.

Last week, Leeds Fans United stated they had reached an agree­ment in prin­ci­ple with con­tro­ver­sial owner Mas­simo Cellino to pur­chase a ma­jor­ity stake in the club. But a mid­week war of words ap­pears to have ended that prospect.

In a state­ment, the sup­porter group said:“Leeds Fans Utd has just been in­formed by the lawyers of Mas­simo Cellino that he no longer wishes to sell to Leeds fans. Our in­sis­tence on him con­firm­ing his ver­bal of­fer of ex­clu­siv­ity in a le­gally bind­ing agree­ment has forced trans­parency on his mo­tives.”

Cellino re­sponded: “They say a lot of fairy­tales. They talk too much. It is dan­ger­ous, this kind of pub­lic­ity.”

While chaos reigns off the pitch and Cellino has sug­gested he may change his mind again with re­gard to the fans, Leeds made it back-to-back wins un­der Steve Evans with a 3-0 romp at Hud­der­s­field yes­ter­day.

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