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Now rather old Breaking News!

Wembley Stadium set to be sold by FA in astonishing £800m deal as Shahid Khan – billionaire owner of Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars – bids to bring NFL franchise to London... and force England on the road

The Football Association are on the verge of selling Wembley in £800million deal

Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham and the Jacksonville Jaguars, tabled a formal offer

He is worth an estimated £5.2bn and prepared to pay more than £500m in cash

Sportsmail understands the FA believe the offer is simply too good to turn down

Ownership of the stadium would pave the way for the NFL's first overseas team 


PUBLISHED: 12:39, 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58, 26 April 2018

The Football Association are on the verge of selling Wembley Stadium in an astonishing £800million deal.

Shahid Khan, the billionaire owner of Fulham Football Club and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, has tabled a formal offer that was being discussed for the first time by the FA board this morning.

Khan, who is worth an estimated £5.2billion, is prepared to pay more than £500m in cash and allow the FA to keep the Club Wembley debenture and hospitality business that is valued at a further £300m.

Fulham's billionaire owner Shahid Khan is the man who wants to buy the national stadium

If Khan were successful, it would open the door to the first NFL franchise outside the United States. The billionaire is keen to bring a permanent team to British shores, in what would be an unprecedented move.

While a deal has not yet been agreed, an FA spokesperson confirmed to Sportsmail on Thursday morning that a potential sale is in the pipeline: 'We can confirm that The FA has received an offer to buy Wembley Stadium.'

Sources have also told Sportsmail that the FA hierarchy believe it is an offer that is simply too good to turn down given the cash the governing body will be able to pump back into the game; with the full £500million invested at grass roots level - particularly pitches.

TOOFIF Comment:

This news exploded from nowhere far too suddenly for anybody to make a fair analysis, particularly with regards to how it will affect Fulham FC. The most obvious immediate question is, what will now happen with the Riverside Stand re-development.

Obviously a much bigger question than that has to be, what does this mean about the future of the Craven Cottage ground full stop, frankly I believe it’s irrelevant and proves that our owner has much larger business horizons and the NFL feature large in this move. His published statements on the matter explains the raytionale behind this unexpected news.

Watch this space! See the Supporters’ trust page for their reaction.




Published 1 hour ago on 02/05/2018

By Jay Williams

Football League World

According to the print edition of The Mirror via the Sky Sports News Paper Talk page

Barcelona have already been considering a move

Chelsea and Manchester City are also believed to be

Crystal Palace Looking To Sign Fulham Ace On Free Transfer: A Wise Move By The Club?

Aakarsh | May 1, 2018

Mad about EPL

Roy Hodgson has done really well to take Crystal Palace close to a finish in the top half of the table, after a disastrous start to the season. The manager will want his side to compete for a place in Europe as natural progress and is trying to add some quality to his first team, to help his side compete with the best next season.

A number of exciting stars are extensively linked with a move to Selhurst Park recently and the latest name doing the rounds is Ryan Fredericks.

Palace Join Fredericks Chase

The 25-year old, who has been crucial in Fulham’s run to promotion this season, Fredericks is out of a contract at the end of the season and is currently torn between extending his stay at Craven Cottage and moving to another top-flight club.

The likes of West Ham United and Arsenal have already registered interest in the player but Hodgson is now desperate to add a right-back to his side and has identified Fredericks as the perfect option. But is he the right man for Palace?

Fredericks And His Style Of Play

A product of the Tottenham Hotspur academy, the 25-year old only settled into first-team football at Fulham, since his move to the club back in 2015. Having made 43 starts this season, all at right-back, Fredericks was one of the first names on the team sheet for Slavisa Jakanovic this season.

Known for his strength in hold up play and ability to dribble past tight situations even in dangerous areas, Fredericks is a decent crosser but relies more on build-up play and is happy to sit back and soak up the pressure.

He is not too strong in the air but his concentration levels and his positioning along with the understating of the game make him an effective player and his efforts in the Championship this season have proven that he is ready to compete at the highest level. But is he the right man for The Eagles?

The Right Man For The Eagles?

Hodgson has used Joel Ward regularly at right-back but has also helped young Aaron Wan-Bissaka break into the first team at Selhurst Park this season. While Bissaka is a long-term option, Ward, who is out of a contract at the end of the season, might have to be replaced this summer and Fredericks, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, is a decent acquisition.

Palace have to fend off interests from clubs likes Arsenal but the offer of regular first-team action might be enough for the Fulham man to chose to move to Palace. He is a riskless investment and one Hodgson should get done as soon as possible.


A soupçon of quick headlines

A view of our failed promotion attempt that killed Fulham after Malcolm’s team looked certain to go up, see The Derby Debacle . However, the rot  had started 5 games earlier.

A piece about preparations for the Final Football League World

Another Final preview The National

Our England goalkeeper.  Yes really!

Parachute payments. Well it's sort of interesting!

As the week unfolds, full articles from various media will be added to this page