Valeri Belokon has this afternoon issued a statement responding to recent comments made by Blackpool Football Club owner Owen Oyston.
The statement reads as follows: "In light of recent speculations and information given to the press I would like to say the following.
"Over recent years the Oyston family have been unfair to me on many occasions.
"Even worse – the Oystons have not kept their own promises made to me through various letters and texts.
"This approach continues – the Oystons having now missed their own deadline of April 6 for paying their debt according to the court order made by His Honour Judge Smith.
"The repeated rhetoric as to the possibility that the club may go into administration by Owen is unfounded, ill-directed and is in essence delinquency against Blackpool Football Club.
"How can a club that has loaned tens of millions of pounds to Blackpool Football Club Properties (formerly Segesta) be insolvent? There is no slightest sign of it – Blackpool Football Club Properties Limited simply needs to return the cash that has been taken from the club back to where it belongs.
"I would ask Owen not to continue with his rhetoric - I will not fall for it.
"All this makes it very difficult for me to trust Owen anymore.
"He calls me to enter into negotiations with him but I do not see any reason why I should. Enough is enough. I will now continue to follow the legal route and do it so decidedly.
"Once it’s done, I will meet and seriously discuss my potential involvement in the football club in the future together with a majority local investor.
"I have no knowledge nor cannot comment about any potential bidders for the club at the moment. Nobody has approached me nor given me any information in this regard.
"If Owen truly wants to help the club, he needs to prove and acknowledge his wrongdoings. I want him to meet the terms of all court order obligations without unnecessary delay.
"The new season is not that far away – the club needs stability and its supporters finally deserve a new regime that will develop the club in all directions."