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Shad Khan might buy English soccer club

7/10/2013

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan will take his football team to London for home game in each of the next four years.

His London roots might be about to get significantly deeper than that.

Khan “is understood to be the NFL owner negotiating to buy Fulham,” the West London member of the English Premier League, reports the Daily Mail. The price is about $224 million.

Khan would be the third current NFL owner to also own an EPL team. Malcolm Glazer owns both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United, and Stan Kroenke owns both the St. Louis Rams and Arsenal.

Randy Lerner, former owner of the Cleveland Browns, owns Aston Villa.

Khan is highly respected among his fellow NFL owners. To become an EPL owner not long after joining the NFL fraternity would make him a real international sports power broker.

Fulham finished 12th out of 20 in the 2012-13 season, with 11 wins, 17 losses and 10 draws.