Red Bull sporting director Ralf Rangnick has added his voice to those denying that the drinks giant is eyeing a takeover of Leeds United.

The company has been strongly linked with buying Leeds from Italian businessman Massimo Cellino, with reports from England claiming that Red Bull had slapped a bid of £60m on the table and was speeding towards a takeover.

However, Red Bull's football marketing chief quickly denied talk of any deal, while Rangnick has now insisted he is not aware of any plans by the group to buy Leeds.


Rangnick, a former coach of a whole host of clubs, including Schalke, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart, and who now serves as sporting director for Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, told LVZ-Online: "From my information, Red Bull does not intend to get involved with another club."

Red Bull have been linked with Leeds in the past, but the Austrian drinks giant maintains that taking over at Elland Road is not in their plans.


Question marks loom over Leeds' future, with owner Massimo Cellino currently serving a Football League ban.

It is due to expire next month, but the Italian may remain away from Elland Road to fight a Football League rule.

The club have also yet to confirm whether head coach Neil Redfearn will be in charge next season.

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