Barnsley's proposed takeover could be completed in the next couple of weeks after two of the main players within the consortium interested in buying out Patrick Cryne have been at Oakwell in the last two weekends.
Paul Conway, believed to be the face of the consortium was a guest of Cryne's for last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough, and then Chinese billionaire Chien Lee- the reported moneyman behind the deal- was given a tour of the club prior to and after yesterday's 1-0 defeat to Hull.
There had been reports in recent days that the deal had fallen through due to issues with the consortium providing proof of funds and the due diligence checks that need to be undertaken when a club is proposing a change of ownership.
However the attendance of both the main players seems to suggest that the deal is very much on, and could be completed soon. Head coach Paul Heckingbottom told the press this week that he wants it sorting either way as soon as possible so he knows where he stands for the January transfer window and how much funds he will be given.
Barnsley fans are desperate for some good news regarding the future of the club as they slumped to their sixth defeat in 12 games yesterday and now sit just two points above the drop zone.