George Caulkin has insisted that the buying side remain ‘confident’ a £300m deal can be resurrected following another week of drama in the tedious takeover saga.
Caulkin even reveals that the consortium have held meetings over potential January signings on the off chance a buyout can go ahead before the year is out.
That said, he accepts that their latest show of confidence is something we’ve seen over the entire saga – yet here we are with no deal ‘over the line’ and the whole situation still up in the air.
Athletic writer Caulkin has close links to Amanda Staveley, and has provided supporters with an update on the True Faith podcast. Here is what he’s had to say:
“There have been low-level meetings that have been going on between the buying side about potential players in case they can get it done in time for January.
“In terms of that confidence, that is the one thing that I will steer clear from. Simply because they’ve never been short of confidence.
“Confidence has never been a problem, the problem has been getting it done and that that hasn’t happened.
“So yes, they’re still confident and yes, they’re still there, they’ve not gone away, and still planning to take the club over.”
The past few days have seen NCSL receive a reply to their ‘Letter Before Action’ from the Premier League as well as an official club statement from the club itself on the back of a potential breach of confidentiality.
Legal proceedings are ongoing behind the scenes with fans now playing a waiting game to see which side is going to come out on top – with the Telegraph reporting that the Saudis are ready to pounce should Mike Ashley win his battle with the Premier League.