More chaos is engulfing crisis club Leeds United.
The Daily Mail says Enterprise Insurance, the club's shirt sponsor whose managing director Andrew Flowers had led a failed bid to buy the Championship club, filed the winding-up petition over an alleged unpaid debt understood to be about £1.8million. It is due to be heard at the High Court in March.
A statement on the club's website said on Tuesday night: "The winding up petition issued by Enterprise Insurance, a sponsor whose managing director, Andrew Flowers, claims to support the club, is misconceived and an abuse of legal process. It is being vigorously contested by the club's lawyers.
"As there were no valid grounds to issue the petition, we can only assume that Mr. Flowers is seeking to influence the deliberations of the club's owners and management in relation to the take-over negotiations.
"Under the ownership of GFH Capital Leeds United has always met its financial obligations, and it will continue to do so."
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