Port Vale’s controversial owner Norman Smurthwaite says an Asian Consortium is interested in buying the club.
According to Smurthwaite, the group want to pay £2.8m for the football club and rent the stadium from him.
The local business made a public offer of £3.5m recently – for total control of both the football club and stadium – but that was rejected by Smurthwaite.
Smurthwaite purchased the club, in conjunction with businessman Paul Wildes, for a fee of £1.25m in 2012.
This weekend he said he would put the club into administration if a takeover deal was not agreed by the 5th May.