Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has turned down an approach from the FA.
The British Airways and Liverpool chairman was among those approached by Sir Dave Richards in an effort to discover whether he would be interested in taking up the position. Richards was doing so in his capacity as the chairman of the FA's professional game board but to no avail.
Broughton told the Guardian: "I was asked if I would be prepared to put my name forward as a candidate for the job of FA chairman and I declined. When it comes to football my priority remains finding a suitable new owner for Liverpool."