Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is on the brink of selling up.

The Daily Mail says Al Fayed is understood to be on the verge of selling the club after investing £200million at Craven Cottage over the last 16 years.

Potential buyers from America are interested and the Premier League are well into the complex process involved when a club in world football's richest league changes hands.

Talks are also taking place with Fayed's advisors and a deal could be completed in time for the start of the season next month - and possibly even by the end of this week.

However, such is the secrecy with which 84-year-old Fayed conducts his business - typified by his sale of Harrods to Qatar Holdings - that executives at Fulham have little or no information about the potential sale that is being conducted through the chairman's office.