Marc Weinreich
Wednesday July 10th, 2013

Jags owner Shahid "Shad" Khan is reportedly closing in on a deal to purchase Fulham F.C. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Jags owner Shahid "Shad" Khan is reportedly closing in on a deal to purchase Fulham F.C. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is reportedly looking to purchase Fulham F.C. of the Premier League and the deal could be completed by the end of the week, according to The Daily Mail.

Fulham's current owner, 84-year-old Mohamed Al-Fayed, is reportedly "on the verge" of selling the club to the Pakistani owner. The purchase price is reportedly in excess of £150M, and it is believed that the 62-year-old Khan will use the London-based club to help promote the Jaguars, a team that finished 2-14 last season. Khan signed a contract for the Jaguars to play one NFL game each year in London's Wembley Stadium over the next four seasons.

According to the report, an announcement is expected Friday. Khan, a billionaire car parts manufacturer, purchased the Jaguars in 2011. The Glazer family, who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also owns Manchester United. Former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner owns Aston Villa F.C. STRAUS: Red Bulls to pay fans to stop cursing?

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