So, according to the latest press statement, an interested party is carefully inspecting the books with a view to purchasing Leeds. Of course, a confidentiality agreement prevents Leeds from revealing who the would be purchaser might be.
Now, the bid may be 100% legitimate but it does seem amazing that nobody has had a whiff of who the prospective purchaser might be. Usually, confidentiality agreements or not, everybody knows who the buyer is - we knew about Sullivan & Gold for example - but in the case of Leeds, there doesn't seem to be an inkling.
The suspicion remains, therefore, that this is all a ruse by Master Bates. Let the summer slip past without spending any money, then bemoan the collapse of the deal as the unidentified prospective buyer drops out at the last moment. Only time will tell and the club has made clear "they will not be making any further announcements in the near future".
So when the window slams shut then?