Rangers administrators talk to potential owners
Scottish Premier League,
Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps have spoken to three parties interested in taking control of the SPL club.
The news comes just days after American businessman Bill Miller, who was named the preferred bidder amongst the candidates, withdrew his £11.2million bid for the club. Duff and Phelps have now confirmed they have spoken to three interested parties, including an organisation with "a Rangers connection" with former managers Walter Smith and Graeme Souness thought to be a part of groups connected with offers for the Scottish Premier League side. Joint administrator David Whitehouse said: "We've had some quite detailed discussions with three of the four bidders. "They are very real bidders and although two of them are very late to the table they are actually very advanced in their thought process, well engaged with advisers and well funded. "They would be - I believe - popular with fans. Both bids. "They are known names in both football and also within the Scottish community. "There is a Rangers connection there. They want anonymity, but that will break in the next 24 to 48 hours."