Wembley sale less likely?

A sale of Wembley Stadium to Fulham FC’s owner seems less likely, according to reports.

The BBC reports that the Football Association briefed its Council on the potential sale where the idea received a hostile reaction. The FA Council would have to approve any transaction.

Fulham’s owner, Shahid Khan, had put together an offer worth around £900m for the stadium, suggesting the surplus generated could be ploughed in to imroving the technical capabilities and facilities enjoyed by future generations of English footballers.

The BBC also reports that English Football League members feel they should share in any surplus. Chief executive Shaun Harvey has said the professional game, including the 72 Championship, League One and League Two members, would be due 50% of what remained after outstanding costs had been met.

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