Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is not expecting Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed to take over the club.
Syed has been in talks with Rovers for several weeks about a possible £300m buy-out, but it emerged this week that the 36-year-old lawyer has a trail of unpaid debt in the United Kingdom.
And Allardyce admits he doubts Syed’s Bahrain-based Western Gulf Advisory group will become the Ewood Park club’s new owners.
He said: “If it’s happening, it’s going to happen in the next week or two.
“Whether it does happen seems doubtful, for whatever reason I don’t know. I’m not privy to that information.”
‘Big Sam’also revealed he was not best pleased with the timing of the announcement confirming talks had begun, which was made just before the transfer window closed.
He added: “The timing didn’t help. People still felt we had a lot more money than we had coming up to the end of the window. It’s been a distraction, I think.”