SUMRITH ‘Tiger’ Thanakarnjanasuth insists nothing has changed in Oxford United ’s boardroom.

The U’s chairman spoke to local media for the first time since it emerged last month that the club’s Indonesian investors had submitted an offer for the majority stake.

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The consortium, which is understood to include existing backers, wants to tie up a deal for a minimum 51 per cent holding that would give them outright control over United.

In his programme notes before the U’s game against Lincoln City on March 26 – one week after the story broke – Tiger called the ownership talk ‘speculation’.

Asked whether that was still the case, the United chief maintained there was no news – as it stands.

“Everyone (in the boardroom) has the same strategy, so it’s still the same,” Tiger said.

“Talking is talking, but nothing has happened yet.”

Tiger also denied recent reports in Indonesia saying he is no longer the majority shareholder at United.

Some of those stories suggest director Anindya Bakrie or former board member Erick Thohir now hold the largest stake, with both thought to be part of the consortium.

United’s third director, Horst Geicke, is also believed to be involved and Tiger told BBC Radio Oxford’s Five Minute Fans Forum that all the shareholders have the same goal.

He said: “We talk as a board and discuss the best structure to bring the club sustainable success.

“We have done that for three years since I stepped into this club and it has worked out okay.

“I’m still chairman and still proud to be part of Oxford United.”

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Tiger was also asked whether United were in danger of losing Cameron Brannagan if they do not reach the Sky Bet League One play-offs.

In January, the U’s rejected a bid of more than £500,000 for the influential midfielder, who is under contract until 2023.

Tiger said: “We don’t need to sell him.

“We want him to play for us for many years, but I’m not going to make any empty promises.

“If a club comes in with a very good offer, we will consider it. We don’t know.”