Leeds United have rebuffed speculation of a takeover or investment deal with Canadian sports firm Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.

Rumours surfaced on Sunday morning and after claims were repeated again on Tuesday, Leeds have been forced to come out and deny there is any truth in the rumours.

"Further to media reports claiming that Leeds United have been in talks with Canadian sports firm Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment about possible investment/takeover, the club would like to set the record straight," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The club received a call from Sunday Mirror journalist Rory Smith last week who first enquired about the claims. He was told at the club's pre-Wembley press conference on Friday that the story was untrue and no talks had taken place.

"Sadly, despite being informed the story was totally incorrect and untrue, it still appeared on the Sunday Mirror website on the morning of the play-off final.

"Unfortunately, the claims were repeated in a number of British newspapers on Tuesday. The club would like to re-iterate that the story is completely untrue and no talks have ever taken place."