Well yes there seems to be a lot of confusion, not helped by newspaper articles (reports?) claiming to identify the locations for games and saying that Sky have offered £40m, though the period wasn't specified. And if Sky have to make an offer, presumably others, such as BT, can do so which might be a whole different ball game!
My mind keeps drifting back to the time when Graves had his ill-advised conversations with and about KP. Perhaps my memory is faulty but I seem to remember that others had to help dig him out of that particular hole. Perhaps the same thing might be happening with regard to the city "franchises".
All pure speculation, of course...