The club are in advanced talks with a prospective buyer. Check. We knew that some time ago.
The would be investors - and that is a key word - have not yet committed themselves and nor has Bates agreed to sell any or all of his shares. We knew that too.
Confidentiality agreements prevent Bates from saying who the buyers are. Nothing new there.
The would be owners are from Bahrain. But didn't LUST tell us that a couple of months ago? Mind you, everything LUST have said has been wrong according to Bates.
The deal didn't happen in time for the August transfer window. We noticed Ken.
The hope is to complete the deal before the January window. You might expect that, but there are no guarantees.
London lawyers are holding up the deal. Ah, the familiar tactic of demonisation. Blame the bastard lawyers, and better still, make them Southern bastard lawyers!
Meanwhile, there are rumours of an American investor too.
And most crucially, the clever money seems to be on Bates retaining a controlling interest in the club and staying on as Chairman. Just what Leeds fans are hoping for!
And what don't we know? Who exactly. When exactly. How much exactly.
Back to back defeats raised the prospect of the natives getting restless. But now, they have put away their weapons and are once again waiting patiently. Bless.
Mind you, Jose has resigned from Real Madrid and Ronaldo has said he is sad at the club, so who knows...