20 Sep 2013

Michael Jackson gets transfer from Fulham

6:01 am on 20 September 2013

Fulham are to return the statue of late pop star Michael Jackson outside their Craven Cottage ground in west London to the football club's former owner, Mohamed Al Fayed.

The statue was installed at the ground two years ago a decision that baffled many Fulham fans but one which Al Fayed justified on the grounds that Jackson was a supporter of the club.

But with Al Fayed selling the club for $300 million before the start of this season, the statue now seems set to find a new home at one of Fayed's properties.

Al Fayed became well-known originally in Britain for owning London's Harrods department store and latterly as the father of Dodi Fayed, killed in the same car crash as Diana, Princess of Wales, his then girlfriend, in Paris in 1997.