Ken Bates has a strong rival in the battle for ownership of Leeds after two potential investors joined forces to launch a takeover bid.

Administrators running the club are set to announce on Tuesday who has won the right to take charge of the cash-strapped League One outfit after the deadline for submissions passed on Monday.

Current chairman Bates already had one offer on the table while it emerged on Monday that investment firm Redbus Group had linked up with another interested party, local property developer Simon Morris.

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