Debt-ridden Leeds United have revealed that they have received enquiries from a number of parties interested in bidding for the club, but admitted that no firm offer has been tabled.

Leeds, have until January 19 to find a buyer or major investor or risk falling into administration.

The struggling Premier League club said the prospective bidders were interested either in buying or providing funds.

“However, none of these interested parties’ proposals contemplates an offer for the company’s shares,” the club said in a brief statement.

Shares in the club have been the focus of frequent takeover rumours over the past two months.

Leeds must stump up fresh capital by January 19 to avoid becoming the first Premier League team to go into administration.

Despite assurances from the club that players would not be sold when the transfer window opened, it seems increasingly like that the sale of playing assets is the only way in which the club can alleviate their debt which currently stadss at £80m.