The RFL will consider four official bids to create a new professional club in Bradford.
The RFL said in a statement that: “It set out a clear process last week and subsequently received twelve requests for further information regarding the possibility of setting up a new professional club in the city.
“The four bids that have been submitted will remain confidential and will now be thoroughly assessed by the RFL Executive which aims to make a recommendation to the RFL Board as soon as possible.
Bradford is a great city with a rich Rugby League heritage and deserves a professional club that supporters can be proud of.”
It is believed one of the bids is being led by former Wasps owner David Thorne, while Rotherham Titans CEO Richard Lamb is behind another.