Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has confirmed that several bids have been made for the Premier League club, following reports of interest from Chinese businessman Kenny Huang.
Huang, the chief executive of Chinese sports investment company QSL, is believed to have lodged an official bid to buy the Reds from current owners, American duo George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
Talk of a bid from Huang prompted Broughton to tell The Guardian: "Any bids that go straight to RBS and there have been several, come to me and are directed to Barcap (Barclays Capital).
"RBS are not involved. The control remains with the board.
"It still remains the objective to conclude a deal before the end of the transfer window.
"That remains the objective, but there are no deadlines and we will continue working to complete the process.
"Both George Gillett and Tom Hicks remain on the board and they have given commitments that the board of Kop Holdings (Liverpool's UK parent company) is the party that is responsible for the sale."