THE RFL have today given their clearest indication yet that the sale of the Bulls appears to be edging closer.

It is thought that Chris Brereton and the group looking to buy the club have talks scheduled with the governing body tomorrow.

The transfer of shares from chairman Andrew Chalmers must be passed by the RFL board and the new owners will have to prove that they are “fit and proper”.

An RFL spokesman said: “The board would hope to consider such an application in the next few days.”

The Bulls are hoping that the takeover will go through as quickly as possible to pave the way for an exit from the special measures that prevent them signing any players or contracts.

Losing Jake Webster to Keighley came as a nasty surprise for the consortium, who are wary of seeing other players go after the issues with pension payments.

Former Wakefield director Brereton has a background in finance and sources have told the T&A that he plans to run a very tight ship.

One said: “He is very prudent and I think he will shock a few people with his attention to detail.

“But he’s probably the ideal man to come in for where the club are right now.”