Scottish businessman Craig Whyte’s proposed takeover of Rangers appears to be in jeopardy.
Whyte had hoped to close the deal to buy Sir David Murray’s majority shareholding of the club on Monday.
But the Whyte camp claims that certain members of the Rangers board want to delay that until the end of the season. Ibrox chairman Alastair Johnston has called for talks to continue to the end of the season, and it understood he is not alone in the Rangers camp in wanting to delay the sale.
A source close to Whyte told BBC Scotland: “Mr Whyte is in a position to complete the deal right now.
“Everything is set to go, but some members of the independent committee for some reason want to delay completion until after the end of the season.
“The reality is there is a very short period of time left for this deal to complete.”
The independent committee was set up to examine the credentials of potential buyers and includes the club chairman, Alastair Johnston and chief executive Martin Bain, as well as John McClelland, Donald McIntyre and former player and manager John Greig.