Bury's future remains in the balance despite Steve Dale selling up last night.
The Mirror says the Shakers had been poised to be expelled from the English Football League for failing to prove the Gigg Lane outfit's financial viability.
But the EFL is today considering extending last night's expulsion deadline after being informed a deal had been struck to sell the embattled club.
Just minutes before the League One side were due to lose their Football League status, the EFL announced owner Steve Dale had accepted an offer from C&N Sporting Risk.
The governing body said it was in "discussions with the potential purchaser and await information to allow the board to consider a request for an extension to Friday's deadline".