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Football Association Offered £900m To Sell Wembly Stadium

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The FA are ready to sell Wembley Stadium in an astonishing £800m deal.

Billionaire American Shahid Khan, owner of Championship side Fulham and NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, has tabled an offer believed to be over £500m up front for the headquarters of English football in a deal that would see the national teams go on the road.

Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. His aim: bring more NFL games to London.’

The owner of NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars added: “Wembley would return to private ownership and the Football Association would be able to focus on its core mission of developing players.

“I trust many if not most of you are also supporters of the England national teams, so I hope you welcome the potential of this becoming a reality.”

Fulham coach Slavisa Jokanovic said at a news conference on Thursday that Khan told him “about his plan a year and a half ago – he’s very ambitious”.

The NFL said: “We are very happy for Shad Khan and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The potential purchase of Wembley Stadium is a further powerful sign of their commitment to the UK and their vision to help us grow the sport.”

An FA spokesman said: “We can confirm the FA Board has received an offer for Wembley.”

It is suggested that the Foootball Associatiuon will use the windfall to revitalise the grassroots game with the governing body flushed with the financial capacity to pay for hundreds of new 3G and 4G pitches as well as other new facilities

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