CHAIRMAN Sumrith 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth has spoken publicly about the potential boardroom changes at Oxford United for the first time.

It emerged last week that the U's Indonesian investors have made an offer to buy the majority stake in the club.

The consortium, which is understood to include existing backers, wants to complete a deal for a minimum 51 per cent holding in the coming weeks.

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Tiger currently holds the largest stake, but neither he nor the club has commented on the story until now.

In his programme notes for United's clash with Lincoln on Friday, Tiger wrote: "This is the first chance I have had to say anything about the recent speculation surrounding the ownership of the club.

"At the moment that is all it is: speculation.

"We have a strong board, we talk all the time, we include Karl in those talks and the aim has never changed: build a team and a club that can compete strongly in the Championship or even beyond.

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"You have to dream big, so why not aim for the very top?

"Yes, we talk all the time about how that is structured and how we can make things even stronger, but nothing has changed and if it ever does then I promise to be as open and honest with fans, as I hope the club always is."

The group is understood to involve U's directors Anindya Bakrie and Horst Geicke, who sit on the board with Tiger.

Erick Thohir, who gave up his position as a director when he took a role in the Indonesian government in 2019, is also thought to be backing the consortium.