Bradford have made it clear that no approach has been made by Steve Parkin in relation to taking over the Super League club.
Rumours have been circulating that the logistics and football entrepreneur wants to gain control of both Bradford City and Bradford Bulls to create a single ‘Bradford sporting club’.
However, Bull’s chairman Peter Hood made it clear that no formal approach has been made to the club:
“Neither I nor any of the Club’s directors has had any dialogue with Mr Parkin. Neither have we received any expression of interest on his behalf or on behalf of any of his business interests. Mr Parkin is quoted in the media as having ‘had tentative discussions with the shareholders of Bradford Bulls‘ but I have to say that is news to me.
“The takeover question pops up from time to time and our answer is always the same – we will gladly sit down in confidence with any credible individual or consortium of would-be investors and listen to what he, she or they have to say.
“Any recommendation we subsequently make, or any decision we take, would be guided by what we judged to be in the best long-term interests of Bradford Bulls. If Mr Parkin wishes to have that conversation he will be most welcome.
“In the meantime we continue to engage with Bradford Council and with private sector developers with a view to turning Odsal into a stadium that is fully fit for purpose for the 21st century and potentially, therefore, into a venue that the supporters of both Bradford Bulls and Bradford City could enjoy”.