Salford City Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has been asked to clarify his current position regarding any bids for fellow rugby league club Oldham Roughyeds and football club Oldham Athletic.

Oldham Athletics' director Barry Owen told BBC Radio Manchester: "If the right bid came in and it was in the interests of Oldham Athletic, it would always be considered. Its no secret that (chairman) Simon Corney did speak to Marwan a few months ago but since that time we've nothing whatsoever".

He did imply that no affirmative  action from Koukash and the club has taken place stating that: "As such, what we've done is invited Mr Koukash to make a bid".

His position regarding a bid for Oldham Athletic has had little public progress as of yet and private discussions are likely to be taking place on the matter.

Koukash was dubbed a saviour after he saved bottom-placed Salford City from administration and re-branded them the Salford City Red Devils before bringing in big names such as Tim Smith and Rangi Chase.

The mood remains uplifted at Salford for Koukash.

His intentions for buying a football club were clear since June.

Rumours have sparked regarding his intentions to take control of the football and rugby clubs in Oldham possessing a great intention to build a new stadium for them both.

If a bid was successful for both Oldham clubs, fans could remain understandably optimistic, as the move would make Koukash the richest manager in the Football League 1 and dual-registration players would be shifted from Salford to Oldham, in time for the beginning of promotions in 2015.

The Oldham Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton submitted last week that he has held "positive" talks with Koukash over his plans for the Championship One club.

"We are still in the early stages, with a lot of work to be done, but we will continue with the process in terms of moving things forward," said Hamilton.

Koukash remains one of the most prosperous businessmen in English sport, with plans of already adding another rugby club and a football team, with the view to build a new stadium.

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