Fulham have angrily denied reports earlier today that chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed is seeking to sell the club.

A club statement read:

Following an article that has appeared on Reuters’ website today, claiming that the Chairman is interested in selling Fulham Football Club, the Club has issued the following statement:

‘The statements within the article quoting unnamed and unspecified ‘sources’ are untrue and highly damaging to the Club. It can only be assumed that these spurious comments are deliberately intended to unsettle and destabilise the Club at a critical time in the current season.

The Club’s Managing Director, David McNally, has written to Reuters demanding an immediate withdrawal of this damaging and baseless story, and insisted that an apology be issued in its place.’