Doncaster Rovers confirm takeover talks in progress

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Doncaster Rovers

The owners of Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they are in talks over a possible takeover.

Reports suggest locally-born One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson and former owner John Ryan are keen to acquire the South Yorkshire club.

The pair are said to be in the process of setting up a Trust to buy Rovers following the club's relegation from the Championship.

Tomlinson made an appearance for the Rovers reserve side in February.

In a statement on the club websiteexternal-link Doncaster said that the club was not in a position to comment further about the level and detail of the discussions, but would do so "as soon as it is legally possible".

The statement continued: "The owners are looking to ensure a swift resolution to the discussions to ensure that this does not impact adversely on the summer transfer activity.

"Any decision made by the current owners will focus on for what is best for Doncaster Rovers in both the short and long term."

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