SURREY-based businessman Andrew Smith was last night understood to have launched a fresh bid to buy Wrexham Football Club from owner Alex Hamilton.
Administrators running the League Two club last night confirmed a dialogue was under way with undisclosed parties, who could yet emerge as serious contenders to acquire Mr Hamilton's interests.
David Acland, a partner in insolvency firm Begbies Traynor which has been running the club since it went into administration, last December said: " We are in discussions with parties other than Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss and those discussions also involve a dialogue with potential funders."
So far only Mr Dickens, a former Wrexham director, and Mr Moss have provided evidence of their ability to fund any deal for the club, but their offer is believed to be lower than Mr Hamilton's valuation.
Mr Smith, who has twice in the past failed to meet deadlines imposed by Mr Hamilton for proof of funding, was unavailable for comment last night but news of his renewed intent was not welcomed by the club's fans.
Peter Jones, a member of the Wrexham Supporters' Trust board, said: "We are disappointed to hear that Mr Hamilton is still pursuing a bid from Mr Smith as we understand Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss have made him a very good offer.
"We would like to see a deal done as quickly as possible because we are keen to see the club move forward under new ownership, which would be in its best interests and those of the supporters.
"The Trust believe that the bid by Neville Dickens and Geoff Moss is the best option for achieving those aims."
Mr Hamilton, a Cheshire-based property developer, owns a 78% majority shareholding in the club and also owns the freehold to the Racecourse Stadium.
Last month, the administrators issued legal proceedings against Mr Hamilton's company, Crucialmove Ltd, to transfer the Racecourse back into the club's ownership.
The High Court action is due to be heard in November unless a consensual sale acceptable to all parties, including the club's creditors, goes through before then