No such bid: Smurthwaite denies Notts County story

Former Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has denied a report in the Daily Mirror that he has made a bid for Notts County.

The Nottingham Post reports that after being contacted by the newspaper, Smurthwaite commented that he “has made no such bid.”

County are desperate for a new owner. The club are back in court on July 10th after being hit with a winding up petition over a £250,000 tax bill, which has reportedly increased to £800,000 in total.

If a takeover is not completed before the court hearing then administration, or even liquidation, is a distinct possibility.

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