Thaksin Shinawatra is considering selling up at Manchester City, it has been revealed.
The Daily Mail says the former Thai Prime Minister has spoken to an intermediary in the financial world over the past month about finding prospective buyers.
And sources close to the situation revealed last night that two anonymous parties have been approached as Thaksin has investigated ways of selling the club he bought for £80million last summer or bringing in fresh investors.
Currently there is no prospective deal in the pipeline and it is not known whether Thaksin, 59, is actively trying to sell now or merely testing the water for the future.
Last night a Manchester City spokesman said: "It is not true to say that Dr Thaksin Shinawatra is trying to sell Manchester City, nor that he is looking for a buyer. Since he bought the club a number of potential investors from his wide network of business associates have spoken to Dr Thaksin about investing in the club. These discussions have been nothing more than exploratory."