Championship Leeds United have confirmed the identity of the men behind the consortium buying the Yorkshire club and pledging to provide transfer funds. Sport Capital, which is close to acquiring a minimum 75% stake, includes Andrew Flowers, managing director of club sponsor Enterprise Insurance.

Current United managing director David Haigh is also part of the group. Sport Capital has invested £6m in the club in the past three months and hopes to complete the takeover soon.

Haigh said funds had been made available to manager Brian McDermott to strengthen his squad.

"We are working closely with the Football League regarding the necessary documentation, and we will do our best to keep fans fully informed," Haigh told the club website.

And he confirmed that funds were also in place for spending during this month's transfer window.

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