Not sure what you mean?
It's well known that the two of them don't speak to each other directly. If Stan the man is making a bid for AU's shares then it's going to be a long drawn out process. He's not going to sell cheaply if he is selling. So he comes out with the I'm not in talks to sell line to the fans. Stan is never going to let AU buy his shares, so he's going to have to go big to get them. Let the dance begin