Carlisle United say directors are "open to all offers" regarding the club's future.

But there is yet to be any further mention of the "Plans B and C" regarding "succession" mentioned by co-owner John Nixon in the summer.

The Blues announced the end of takeover talks with parties connected to Edinburgh Woollen Mill chief Philip Day in December.

United still owe £2.4m to Purepay Retail Limited after the debt was moved to that firm when EWM went into administration.

Carlisle recently said they were seeking "credible new potential investors".

Nixon, in June, had told supporters: "As with all plans we have a preferred route, but also plan B and C, which we could pursue if required."

There has been no further reference to those plans from the top of United since the demise of the EWM-related talks, including in recent official updates and supporters' group minutes.

In notes connected to the latest CUSG meeting, chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: "Individual shareholders are open to consider all offers whether investment or full takeover."

"CUOSC [the supporters' trust] favours a change of control from a full takeover."

Clibbens said the end of takeover talks had not affected any individual roles at United, nor was that envisaged.

On senior figures at United connected to Day, Clibbens added: "John [Jackson] was a Holdings board director long before any takeover talks, there is no change in his role, and he remains a director after the end of the takeover talks.

"David Holdsworth's [director of football] role was not and remains unconnected to the takeover, he joined before the takeover talks and his work is operational and is therefore unchanged."

Clibbens said yesterday that United were awiting a response from Purepay to a recent proposal on the debt repayment.

"Purepay still has a very significant financial interest in 1921 [United's operational business], as the largest debt provider and secured creditor," Clibbens added.