Eastbourne Borough could set for a takeover – as they eye a push for promotion.

Chairman Dave Blackmore and his fellow directors have accepted an offer by what they are calling “a major outside investor” for the purchase of the club.

They have also hinted at longer-term aim of EFL status.

An update from the club read: “This isn’t a fire sale. Eastbourne Borough is very much a flourishing outfit – but to really prosper, and to aim for the National League or even the Football League, the club would be short-sighted not to welcome new investment.”

Borough are keeping details of the deal firmly under wraps for now.

They told fans: “This is, or will be, a huge agreement with both legal and financial aspects which will, or would, change the football club’s future.

“Clubhouse gossip and speculation are understandable – but fans will need to be patient.

“All parties are completing their due diligence, and everything is on track: the investor’s bona fides are not in doubt.”

David Blackmore and his board have done supporters the courtesy of a headline announcement, as soon as it appeared to them likely that a deal would be agreed and everyone is acting in good faith.”

The update stressed Danny Bloor’s position as manager would not be in doubt and he “might have a little more to spend” on players.

There would also be substantial investment on the stadium.

Borough would love to complete the deal in time to help Bloor begin his preparations for next season although no timescale has been mentioned.