Potential Port Vale owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan have told the Sentinel that they are still interested in buying the club.
The Shanahans, owners of neighbouring business Synectics Solutions had a £3.5m bid for the club turned down earlier this year.
They told the Sentinel: “We have tried to walk away a number of times. Each time we walk away, we come back. We are here because I think it is something that we can do, we know we have the skills to do it and I wouldn’t want to take our interest away, that wouldn’t be fair.”
However, it would not be at the price which current owner Norman Smurthwaite apparently wants as they commented: “No we wouldn’t be prepared to meet that. The offer we put in was £3.5m. We have put in different offers because different rounds of negotiations produce different results. We need a figure that is a lot closer to the figure that we are talking about.”
They added: “I just believe that Vale Park should be at least part owned, if not fully owned, by the fans.”