Former Port Vale owner denies making offer for Notts County

Norman Smurthwaite
The former owner of Port Vale has denied making a bid for troubled Notts County, despite reports in the national press saying he is in the running to take over the Magpies. Norman Smurthwaite, who was seen at Notts County games towards the end of last season, was the subject of a report in The Mirror yesterday which said he had "tabled a bid" for the club. However, talking to the Stoke Sentinel, Smurthwaite denied the report in The Mirror, which has been running a series of pieces on the sale of Notts County. Smurthwaite sold... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...