Marwan Koukash has moved to further separate fact from fiction by issuing a statement confirming his plans surrounding a new club in Liverpool.
Earlier this week, Koukash denied plans to move an existing club to the city, but he has since confirmed he has ambitions to launch a new team there.
And he’s suggested the plans coud include “buying and re-branding” an exisiting club.
“I’ve looked at a number of clubs to invest in and get involved because I love Rugby League. It is in my blood, as it is in the blood of [my business partners],” he said.
“The three of us are fairly comfortable financially and we have invested heavily in Rugby League in the past in the form of sponsorship or ownership.
“We are in discussions with the council and we’ve got options on a ground, which I think will end up being in the Sefton area of Liverpool.
“We’re going to build a new ground and get started as soon as we can. We’re open to starting in League 1 or the alternative maybe is we are told by the RFL that it might be easier to buy an existing club and re-brand it.
“We hope to launch the project at the Magic Weekend and this year we will try to encourage the amateur game in Liverpool and also introduce rugby league into the schools.
“There is a lot of groundwork to be done but we intend to do it from ground zero.”