STEFAN Rupp today stressed that he is not trying to sell City.

The German owner was responding to a national report that he had put a £10m price tag on the club that he bought with Edin Rahic in May 2016.

It claimed that there had been takeover interest from two perspective parties but they had been put off because of the asking price.

But Rupp has dismissed the speculation as a “total non-story”.

Speaking exclusively to the Telegraph & Argus, he said: “There haven’t been any offers or talks recently. Neither do I intend to sell the club.

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

“It’s funny that we still attract so much attention in the press!”

Rupp threw in an extra £1.2 million last season to help cover the club’s debts and has financed Gary Bowyer’s £2.5 million wage budget for League Two - money City will recoup in the sell-on clause for Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie.