Sky Sports reporter Pete Graves has responded to claims over the weekend that a Peter Kenyon takeover bid is close to collapse by stating it is “100% not dead”.
The local Sky man also insists that ‘people he trusts’ with ‘excellent ties’ to the club are STILL positive about a deal being concluded, with him stating once again that he’s cautious but optimistic about a deal being done at some point in the new year.
This is promising to hear and a slight glimmer of hope for us given it had been reported in the Sun AND the Mirror on Saturday night that the deal was dead after no progress over the Christmas period, stating Kenyon was £100m short of Mike Ashley’s asking price.
The Mirror’s similar story also stated that NONE of four potential bidders have the cash ready to do a deal – but Graves’ update suggests a deal is far from dead.
Whilst the two newspaper reports are negative, the fact a repuatable Sky reporter is stating the deal isn’t dead is a positive sign, and I’d be much more inclined to believe what he says as opposed to The Sun for obvious reasons.
As mentioned by Pete Graves , neither parties are saying much and there could be a lot going on behind the scenes, so let’s hope no news (aside from the negative stories over the weekend that seems to have stated what we already knew) is good news.