WANDERERS’ takeover could yet take an unexpected twist as the family of late owner Eddie Davies considers intervening in the deal.

A consortium headed by Parminder Basran and Sharron Brittan are understood to be close to securing Ken Anderson’s majority stake in the club and could even have a deal announced before tomorrow’s game against Millwall.

For most of yesterday they looked on course to do just that but Anderson has not yet signed off on the agreement.

If a straightforward sale is not sorted, one possible outcome is that Moonshift Investments – Davies’s company whose £5million bridging loan saved Wanderers from administration last September – could now step in.

The money is due and fine print in the loan agreement suggests Moonshift can force Anderson out and commandeer his shares in Wanderers’ parent company, Burnden Leisure, if the loan goes into default.

A legal challenge could then be mounted, potentially delaying the deal – and that would not be well-received on the training ground, where a source admitted last night that the players were running desperately low on patience.

Phil Parkinson, his coaching staff and the squad did not get paid their February wage and are unlikely to do so before new ownership is rubber-stamped. Tension is high at the training ground, which was closed on Monday because of a lack of food and supplies, and they are keen to focus on a crucial month in the relegation fight.

It has been suggested that a formal complaint could be made to the EFL if the situation is not resolved today.

Wanderers did clear up a couple of issues yesterday as most part-time and matchday staff were paid what they were owed, as were catering partners, Heathcote and Co. Full-time staff are expected to get their wages this morning.