JJB Sports confirmed today it had received approaches from a number of bidders looking to buy its fitness clubs arm.

It told the Stock Exchange that it had received a 'number of non-binding indications of interest for this business and that discussions are continung'. 

It said: 'There can be no certainty that any of these indicative indications of interest will result in a transaction or as to the terms of any such transaction. A further announcement will be made when appropriate.'