Friday February 7 2014
Cellino’s Leeds takeover delayed

Massimo Cellino’s attempts to take over at English Championship side Leeds United have been delayed for the time being.

A deal appears to be close to completion but the Guardian are now reporting that negotiations cannot proceed any further for the time being because, in the words of a Football League statement, they are ‘yet to receive all of the information it has requested for the relevant parties’.

The news comes a week after the businessman flew into Yorkshire to agree a deal in principal to buy a 75 per cent share in the Elland Road club, as a backdrop to confusion over manager Brian McDermott’s position.

Cellino, who is believed close to an agreement to sell Cagliari, also saw attempts to sign Andrea Tabanelli thwarted as ‘the transfer did not comply with League regulations’.  

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