Crystal Palace takeover: Steve Parish open to takeover, but denies it is imminent

The Eagles chairman admits the club are open to looking at possible invenstment

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Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has denied a takeover of the Eagles is imminent - but admitted to being open to the possibility of a change of ownership at Selhurst Park.

It has been reported that American billionaire Josh Harris has begun talks to take control of the Barclays Premier League club, with a deal close.

Parish, though, insists those suggesting a deal is imminent are jumping the gun.

He told the Croydon Guardian: "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.

"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 I or we (CPFC 2010) can then we would entertain it.

"We look at all possibilities that are out there - and there are many - but people have been quite ahead of themselves on this one."

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