Leeds United: Cellino moves to kill off winding up petition

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Massimo Cellino has moved to kill off a winding-up petition served on Leeds United by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as work begins on the financial mess at Elland Road.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has learned that HMRC issued the petition against Leeds on April 1 after the club failed to meet a tax bill of more than £500,000 last month.

United were due to pay the revenue’s charges before March 31 but missed the deadline, prompting HMRC to launch legal proceedings. Cellino, however, is understood to have paid the six-figure sum in full today,

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