Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish denies takeover rumours

Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has played down rumours of an imminent takeover, reports BBC Sport.

The Eagles aren’t officially up for sale, but Parish is entertaining offers from wealthy investors who can provide more in the way of financial incentive for managers than he can.

“There are always people who want to buy football clubs. Sometimes people approach you and it gets out, sometimes people approach you and it doesn’t, but there is no imminent takeover.”

Crystal Palace’s miraculous survival from the drop last season has meant they are in a much attractive position for potential buyers, but a lack of transfer funds caused former manager Tony Pulis to resign earlier this season, and Parish admits he will consider a good offer.

“We look at all possibilities that are out there – and there are many. But people have been quite ahead of themselves on this one. We are talking to a number of people on a number of fronts. I’ve always said that if somebody wanted to invest in the club and move it forward quicker than we can then we would entertain it.”

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