posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 01:29 PM
Mohamed Al Fayed has "no desire to sell Fulham", despite reports a consortium of Turkish businessmen are ready to launch a 35million takeover bid.
A group of Turkish investors have been photographed in London, fuelling speculation Al Fayed was ready to relinquish his controlling interest of the
Barclays Premiership club.
However, while Al Fayed's media advisor Jack Irvine admitted a meeting had taken place with the Egyptian's representatives, he maintained it was
purely an act of courtesy which is extended to any parties interested in making an investment.
"I can categorically state that Fulham FC is not for sale. The Turkish businessmen mentioned in this morning's story did not meet Mr Mohamed Al
Fayed," maintained Irvine in a statement, released on the club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com.