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Cellino will not appeal if Football League refuse him ownership of Leeds

Leeds United's potential owner Massimo Cellino says he will not fight the Football League if he fails their 'fit and proper persons' test to take ownership of the Championship club. The Italian agreed to buy a 75 per cent shareholding in Leeds at the start of February, but he is still waiting to get the green light to take charge.

"I actually appreciate what the Football League are doing and it's good they are being so thorough," he told The Sun.

"I just hope they do this with everyone now because they haven't in the past.

"If they turn me down, I will walk away - I will not fight it. I will go back to Miami to spend all my time with my wife and children.

"I don't think there is anyone better than me to run this club, though.

"You have to ask why I came to buy Leeds? To steal money from them? There is nothing left to steal!"

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