"The winding up petition issued by Enterprise Insurance, a sponsor whose managing director, Andrew Flowers, claims to support the club, is misconceived and an abuse of legal process. It is being vigorously contested by the club's lawyers.
Under the ownership of GFH Capital Leeds United has always met its financial obligations, and it will continue to do so."
It is a matter for the court to decide if the Petition has grounds, but it shows there is a gulf between GFH and the Flowers consortium, who it was understood may be meeting in London today to discuss a possible deal.
This takeover has more turns than Britain's Got Talent!
Update: A paragraph was removed from the site shortly after the statement was issued. This read as follows;
As there were no valid grounds to issue the petition, we can only assume that Mr. Flowers is seeking to influence the deliberations of the club's owners and management in relation to the take-over negotiations.