CARLISLE United fans have reacted to the news that an American businessman is in talks over the future of the club.

News & Star sports reporter Jon Colman broke the news that Florida-based logistics businessman Tom Piatak has met with United directors and supporters' trust representatives regarding the future of the club. 

Piatak and his family have also attended a number of Carlisle United games, including the League Two play-off final in May, and have set up a UK sports company

Following the revelation, Blues fans have taken to social media to voice their opinions on Carlisle's new potential investor.

Michael Burgess was one of these fans who shared his thoughts on the news and suggested that 'cautious optimism' is the best course of action.

He said: "Let's not get carried away. Yes, new ownership is exciting, but let's not rush into something we regret.

"I know a few clubs that regret having their new owners.

"The future of the club has to override any fan's desires expecting someone to spend big bucks on players. Cautious optimism."

Chris also suggested that recent events at the club could have suggested that these potential talks were ongoing.

He said: "Timing of the Jenkins' stand rename did suggest that a change was afoot.

"Fingers crossed that this will be a positive move and that potential new owners respect Simmo as much as current ownership."

Twitter user 'The Cumbrian Mackem' also added their input by crunching the numbers surrounding Carlisle's potential new investor.

They said: "According to Google, he owns Magellan Transport, Magellan transport has a gross revenue of $414 million, because it's a high-growth company in a stable industry, according to Google, a multiplier of 1-2.5 should estimate the company's (and piatak's) worth at 400million-1billion."

Paul B also shared his wishlist after learning of the news, he said: "Hopefully it ends up being good news big money doesn't really need to be spent on us a little bit of a transfer kitty and a little bit of a bigger playing budget would suffice."