Selling out: Football in the shop window

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The administrators at Crystal Palace today placed an advert in the Financial Times in a bid to attract potential investors to the club.

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In the glitzy, 24-hour-news world of modern football, it's easy to assume that footballers aren't short of offers and suitors and wouldn't need to offer themselves or their belongings up on the open market.

But sometimes, as this guide proves, you have to put yourself out there, sell yourself and let people know what you're about. Here are some examples of when football ended up in the shop window.