Bradford owner Stefan Rupp says he is not trying to sell the club in the build-up to this weekend’s clash with Carlisle United.

The German yesterday responded to a national newspaper report that he had put a £10m price tag on the club.

The Daily Mail claimed there had been takeover interest from two interested parties but they had been put off because of the asking price. But Rupp has dismissed the speculation.

“There haven’t been any offers or talks recently. Neither do I intend to sell the club," Rupp told The Telegraph and Argus.

"I still have a job to do there, which is quite important to me."

Meanwhile, ahead of tomorrow’s match, Carlisle manager Steven Pressley says he expects the Bantams to be a more direct side than Tuesday’s opponents Forest Green.

"We’ve got a great game coming up at Bradford. It’s a big stadium and I’m sure we’ll have a good travelling support," he said.

"We have to continue our run. We’ve won our last two away games and I want it to be three."

Pressley added: "Based on the stats, we will be facing a far more direct team."