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The businessman has earlier released a statement 'confirming' rumours of meetings with the club, claiming he had 'no alternative'

Rangers newco chief executive Charles Green has denied meeting, or holding talks with Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy, after he claimed the club had 'leaked' details of his takeover bid.

Kennedy announced on Monday that he had recently met a Sevco Scotland representative, with a view to becoming the majority stakeholder in the club.

But Green has denied the claims, saying he has "no idea" who Kennedy supposedly met.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the owners and board of the club are not interested in selling a majority stake in Rangers to anyone," he told the club's official website.

"I have said many times we are happy to talk to potential investors who wish to join the consortium on the basis that no single investor will have a majority shareholding and they support our commitment to a share issue for fans.

"We have checked with all the official representatives of shareholders and none of them have had meetings with Brian Kennedy so we have no idea who the gentleman is he is referring to.

"He has not contacted any board members on this matter and we have never received any written offer from him."

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