Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is preparing to sell the club after 16 years in charge, according to a report in the Daily Mail on Wednesday.
Al Fayed, 84, transformed the West Londoners after buying them for £6.25 million in 1997. They went from a team in danger of dropping out of the Football League to a secure Premier League outfit, and he invested around £200 million in the process.
But he now appears ready to step aside following serious interest from investors in the United States, with the possibility that a takeover could be completed before Fulham begin their Premier League campaign at Sunderland next month.
Speculation has linked Shad Khan, the owner of Florida-based NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars, with the Cottagers.