Southampton have revealed the club has had more than 15 enquiries from parties interested in buying the struggling Coca-Cola Championship club.
Joint-administrator Mark Fry last week claimed Saints, who are more than Â£30million in debt, are likely to fold unless they find a buyer before the end of the season, and he has been encouraged by the response so far.
"The latest news is that we've had between 15 and 20 enquiries, but at this stage it's very difficult to say how many of those are truly serious," Fry told the club's official website.
"Having said that, we truly believe there are a number of seriously interested parties among those who have the wherewithal to acquire the club.
"You always get a large interest with football clubs and clearly a number of those are exploring the situation more than they are interested in buying, but we will sift them out early on.
"It's early stages, and we know from phone calls we've had that there is more interest to follow, but at the moment there is no reason not to be encouraged."
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