This is quite unbelievable given the initial takeover claims emerged almost SIX weeks ago now, with several outlets claiming agreements were in place and a matter of time until a sale was finalised at the time.
That said, if a head of terms has been signed and proof of funds have been shown, maybe the official bid is the final stage of the process. After all, if I know the fixed price of a house, I only lodge my ‘bid’ and pay the money once all the prior formalities are in place.
Nevertheless, it’s worrying to hear Mike Ashley’s camp saying one thing and the Bin Zayed Group another.
UAE presenter Peter Redding has been in touch with the group following the ‘no bid’ reports this morning and claims they’re insisted this is “simply not true”:
It’s time we heard what’s really going on.
We can not be left in the dark about such a huge issue any longer – especially when we are manager-less, six weeks away from the new season and without a single signing this summer.