Fulham owner denies Spurs link

Date published: Friday 10th July 2015 2:31

A report in Friday’s London Evening Standard claimed Khan, who owns NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, was discussing with close advisers whether to sell the Whites and buy Spurs in order to move the Jaguars to their new stadium in North London.

Spurs this week announced new and improved plans for a 61,000-seater venue adjacent to White Hart Lane that included a 10-year deal with the NFL, with two games a season played on a specially designed retractable pitch.

Khan’s Jaguars, meanwhile, have seen an upturn in financial results after playing games at Wembley over the past few seasons, with their four-year residency at Wembley expiring in 2016, and Khan is understood to be exploring the idea of more matches in England’s capital.

But Khan’s close adviser and spokesperson Jim Woodcock told Sky Sports News HQ: “The report is utter nonsense and complete fiction.”

In November, Khan said he had “no plans to move the team at this time” but also admitted that going overseas had been a “win-win” for the franchise and that more visits to England’s capital in the future would be something he would consider.

Khan bought Fulham from former owner Mohamed Al-Fayed in the summer of 2013 and oversaw the club’s relegation from the Premier League the following year.

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