Tranmere Rovers Football Club has confirmed early discussions with an American company regarding a takeover of the npower League One side.
Reports have speculated that the company could be Club 9 Sports who were mentioned in relation to a takeover of Sheffield Wednesday before Milan Mandaric’s acquisition of the Owls.
The club issued a short statement via its official website, which read: "We have regular approaches from parties interested in the acquisition of a Football League club.
"However, there has been specific interest from an American company and talks are at a very early stage."
It is thought current Tranmere chairman and majority shareholder Peter Johnson is looking for a new owner.