"I swear on my family that there are no serious buyers around. Do people think people are queuing to buy the club?
"The Americans, they were doing a lot of talking. But look at their past record of trying to invest in clubs. They tried with Everton and Swansea. They tried with Forest.
"We wanted to make it work, but the deal was not right by the end. Something different changed every day.
"Evangelos Marinakis – I know him, because he was a friend of mine when we were at school. He was a friend of mine from a long time ago.
"I do not have any issues with him. But when people see us having dinner or him coming to my house – they presume a deal has been done.
"We have been talking about Forest. I am not denying that. But nothing is happening. There are potential issues with the Football League, when it comes to him investing.
"At the moment there is nothing. We have been talking to other people as well, but there are no serious deals on the horizon.
"Every time we do something positive, there is a negative story as well. I would like to say one thing – we have a massive game on Saturday, rather than focus on anything else," said Al Hasawi.
"All the players have social media, they read things. If they see that the fans are not happy, it will not help. We need to support our team this weekend. We need to stick together.
"We need to be safe and we need to support the team. Forget about speculation over who might buy the club and let's support the team and our new manager.
"I am putting the structure back into the club. If there is a serious buyer – not somebody who is going to waste my time – we will talk and something might happen. But there is nobody right now.
"The suggestion from some people is that I only want money out of this. If I only wanted money out of Forest, why would I have spent more than £100m on the club? I have invested a lot of money over four years at the club. We have made quality signings. We have spent a lot of money. We spend between £2m and £3m every month on player wages and to HMRC.
"I was looking at selling the club because my family did not want me to continue. They could not understand why I would want to continue doing what I was doing, when I was getting the reaction I was; when I was getting abuse.
"I do not want to be unwelcome at Forest. If I had been mean spirited, I could have walked away and let the club go into administration, because of the things they did to me. But I did not. I am still committed to Forest. I am still trying to do things the right way.
"I cannot go on the pitch and score goals. I can only do my job. If I was to sell, it would be because of this (abuse). But I am committed to Forest, we will back the new manager and hopefully he can bring success.
"I just want to make Nottingham Forest fans happy and I will work hard to make that happen", said the 48-year-old Kuwaiti businessman at "Nottingham Post".