Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd is being linked with investment in a major northern club.
"Football's a drug, and a powerful drug," he said. "From January I think something could happen. I'm a northern guy, so obviously I'm more interested in northern clubs."
Shepherd would not be drawn specifically on his reported interest in Leeds. But according to Keith Harris, whose company Seymour Pierce has become one of football's most successful dealmakers, two Premier League and four Championship clubs are currently looking for buyers.