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Report: Khan in talks to buy Fulham

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is apparently taking his commitment to the London market seriously.

According to the Daily Mail, Khan is in talks to purchase the English Premier League soccer club Fulham, a transaction which could cost him more than $200 million.

The report says Khan could complete the deal by the end of this week for the soccer team, which would make him the third NFL owner to own a team in England’s top division (along with the Glazers of Tampa Bay, who own Manchester United, and Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who owns Arsenal).

The Jaguars have already worked to create a presence in London, playing a game a year at Wembley Stadium for the next four seasons.

If the sale goes through, they can set up shop at Craven Cottage (the quaint stadium with the Michael Jackson statue out front — it’s complicated) while they’re there.

By the way, did we mention that NBCSN is the new home of the Premier League on American television? We should do that now. And you should watch.

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31 Responses to “Report: Khan in talks to buy Fulham”
  1. germanstingray says: Jul 10, 2013 9:10 AM

    Soccer: If you ignore it long enough it will go away.

  2. fanofevilempire says: Jul 10, 2013 9:25 AM

    outside of America, nobody cares about American Football, Soccer is played and recognized around the world.

  3. jjb0811 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:25 AM

    owning Futball and football teams, good for him.

  4. ytownjoe says: Jul 10, 2013 9:30 AM

    Randy Lerner owns Aston Villa. A lot of good that did the Browns.

  5. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 10, 2013 9:30 AM

    Six rings.

  6. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jul 10, 2013 9:37 AM

    Stan Kroenke is also the largest shareholder of English football club Arsenal.

  7. thegonz13 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:42 AM

    Doesn’t Stan Kroenke also own Arsenal?

  8. kwgator says: Jul 10, 2013 9:43 AM

    Khan should have spent $600K on Tebow

  9. edhoro says: Jul 10, 2013 9:46 AM

    Doesn’t the Rams owner Kroenke own Manchester United?

  10. jaykray says: Jul 10, 2013 9:58 AM

    From a business perspective, good move. From a “cool” perspective, eh, not so much.

  11. shackdelrio says: Jul 10, 2013 10:08 AM

    Q. Why is Khan buying Fulham?

    A. Because he can.

  12. emma333 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:13 AM

    I see we will start having lots of connecting the dots by national sports media (Jags to London). The former Browns owner and current Bucs and Rams owners also have EPL teams. This is not a precedent for NFL owners. Plus, Khan is being perfectly consistent in wanting an international presence.

  13. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 10, 2013 10:20 AM

    I don’t like this one bit. Khan just became an NFL owner & has done a total demolition and begun rebuilding his team. The timing is terrible.

  14. packerbackernj says: Jul 10, 2013 11:01 AM

    Soccer: The only sport where people are amped and sometimes satisfied with a 0-0 game.

  15. granadafan says: Jul 10, 2013 11:07 AM

    Khan was confused. He thought he was buying another football team. Jokes on him when he realizes it’s football not played in pads!

  16. squared80 says: Jul 10, 2013 11:21 AM


  17. sdchicken says: Jul 10, 2013 11:38 AM


  18. makenobones says: Jul 10, 2013 11:56 AM

    That picture is maybe the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen.

  19. chipharmd says: Jul 10, 2013 12:11 PM

    Wow…This makes alot of sense. Khan will move the Jaguars to London, and they will play in the same stadium as Fulham.

  20. ras1tafari says: Jul 10, 2013 12:22 PM

    So much for the Jags getting any better. Welcome to the salary cap floor.

  21. cfos00 says: Jul 10, 2013 12:34 PM

    God that mustache is glorious

  22. bmoreravens1012013 says: Jul 10, 2013 12:38 PM

    I feel sorry for Jag fans, seriously…..

  23. toosoon2013 says: Jul 10, 2013 12:59 PM

    Why is there a picture of Ron Jeremy? And the 2 fingers indicating length…what exactly is he talking about?

  24. youbettercallsaul says: Jul 10, 2013 1:02 PM

    Love the fact that the owner looks like Ron Jeremy.

  25. steelerben says: Jul 10, 2013 1:15 PM

    One has to wonder why, when able to afford to purchase a professional sports franchise, Khan insists on purchasing the most mediocre one he can find. Is he planning on buying the Wizards next?

  26. dolphinsruleall says: Jul 10, 2013 2:35 PM

    Where does he get off looking like Middle-Eastern Mark Twain? lol

  27. quickdraw85 says: Jul 10, 2013 2:47 PM

    What a tool. I really hope the nfl doesn’t leave the country.

  28. essentialsausage says: Jul 10, 2013 2:49 PM

    I’d be careful about buying that soccer club if I was Khan. With great mustache comes great responsibility.

  29. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    You mean the dude from Star Trek is going to buy a footbal team? Those will be some mega-genetically enhanced players on that team!!!! You trekkies know what I’m talkin about!

  30. nyjetblue says: Jul 10, 2013 10:18 PM

    Hey Steelerben, it’s called “buy low-sell high”, think about it a little and even a yinzer can figure how that works.

  31. deezenucks says: Jul 11, 2013 1:50 AM

    Why do you feel sorry for them exactly? Because you read media trash or cuz they have never won? Not every team is the patriots/steelers/packers, not to mention they have only been around since 95.
    Jaguar Fans have plenty to be excited about… Kahn was the best thing to happen for them and the city. This years draft for one and adding Gus Bradley to coach and David Caldwell as the gm besides all the money he’s committed to the stadium and community. Stop living in the past, new ownership, new direction.

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