Clare Burnett

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Leeds United ‘not for sale’ says chairman on Russell Crowe rumours

Leeds United chairman Andrew Umbers has responded to actor Russell Crowe’s interest in buying the Championship club by insisting they’re “not for sale”.

Umbers issued a statement confirming that there have been no takeover approaches and owner Massimo Cellino has no immediate plans to sell despite his ban from the Football League.

Umbers said: “The club is not for sale nor do the Cellino family wish to sell and nor have we received any approaches contrary to reports in the press today.

“The ongoing legal discussions between Massimo Cellino and the Football League are being completely misinterpreted.

“Leeds United is currently being successfully restructured, rebuilt, significantly invested in, with care and planning for the longer term with the Cellino family at its heart, for the benefit of its long-suffering and passionate fans, the city and its players and staff.”

The star of Gladiator and self-confessed Leeds fan Crowe caused a massive stir on Twitter on Wednesday when he responded to a fan asking him to buy the club by asking: “Anybody else think this is a good idea?”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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