SWINDON Town chairman Lee Power has stated the club is not for sale and says his focus is on completing a joint purchase to the freehold of the County Ground following revelations by the Adver that a bid was made to buy the club.

Documents seen by the Adver show American company Able Company Swindon LLC made an offer greater than £7million to purchase the club – although that offer expired on September 18.

Speaking to BBC Wiltshire over the weekend, Power refuted that claim, saying he was not aware of any offers and that the club is not for sale.

Instead, the Town chairman’s primary attention is on concluding a deal to buy the freehold to the County Ground from Swindon Borough Council in a joint bid alongside Swindon Town Supporters, a proposal that was agreed in principle back in March.

When asked about the offer to buy the club, Power said: “That is nothing. The club is not for sale and we have had no offers, so I am not sure where that has come from.

“My focus is trying to get the deal done with the Supporters Trust and the council. Rob Angus and Steve Mytton have been working tirelessly to try to get that over the line, as have Susie Kemp and David Renard at the council.

“We are very lucky that we have got a council who are very supportive of the football club. Everyone has been in daily contact and that has been my focus.

“We will continue to do what we have been working on for the past year and hopefully the training ground as well. My people have been working on that with the council over the last week.

“These things are imminent and once they get over the line, it will put the club in a very strong position off the pitch and, hopefully, Richie (Wellens, manager) can continue to do it on the pitch.”

Power stated his commitment to Town for the immediate future and is eager to complete all business over both the stadium and proposed new training ground in Highworth in order to put the club in as strong a position as possible.

“They might have to put up with me for a little bit longer,” said Power.

“Whether that is a couple of years or a year or not, I don’t know. My focus is just getting this (the stadium purchase) done.

“I haven’t put the club on the market, it is not for sale and I am not aware of any offers.

“I take any media speculation with a pinch of salt. Maybe there are outside influences, I don’t know. I just laugh when I see it.

“Fortunately or unfortunately, I am with the club for the time being and am just concentrating on working with the supporters on the stadium and getting the training ground over the line, which should hopefully be soon, and then working through to the completion of that.

“At the end of the season, we will take a view on where we are.”