Former Wakefield Trinity director Chris Brereton has pulled out of a deal to buy Bradford Bulls.
Brereton, who had saved Trinity from bankruptcy in 2013, had been in advanced talks as part of a consortium to buy the club, but he has now pulled out.
In a statement released on the Bulls’ website, Brereton said: “Over the weekend, I have decided to withdraw from the Consortium looking to save Bradford Bulls. I have offered to help both the Consortium and the Rugby League moving forward.
“I would like to thank the Rugby League for their help and advice during this process and Simon Hustler of Charters Solicitors for his guidance.
“Finally, I would like to apologise to all the fans of Bradford Bulls for not being able to help, and wish you, any new owners of the Club, success in the future.”