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1D's LouisTomlinson's Doncaster Rovers 'takeover off'

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson will not be taking over Doncaster Rovers, ITV News has learned.

Last month it was reported that the 22-year-old had completed a takeover deal of the League One club with his business partner cosmetic surgery magnate John Ryan.

But Ryan told ITV News that the "takeover was off" and that the duo had not passed the Football League's "fit and proper person's test".

1D's Louis Tomlinson had asked fans to help him raise funds to buy Doncaster Rovers. Credit: PA

Fans were asked to pledge money to the club in exchange for membership, branded clothes and collectors' items, with an aim to bump funds to £2million, but less than half the money was raised.

However, Ryan said the takeover was "not dependent on the crowdfunding project", adding that he was now "finished with football."

Read: Tomlinson's crowd sourcing fundraiser failure throws takeover into 'serious doubt'

Fans who pledged cash will not lose any money, according to the football club's website.

1D's Louis to charge £250 per selfie in fundraising bid

Tomlinson pictured at Doncaster's Keepmoat stadium. Credit: PA

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is to charge Doncaster Rovers fans £250 per selfie in a bid to raise funds for the club.

The 22-year-old, who completed a takeover deal of the League One club with cosmetic surgery magnate John Ryan last week, said the pair are hoping to attract £2 million from supporters as part of their crowdfunding project.

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust has announced a series of ideas designed to boost club coffers.

According to the Trust's page, fans who bid £250 or more can "grab a selfie with Louis" before a home game. The price also includes a match ticket.

So far 32 people have taken up the offer, the website said.

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1D's Louis launches crowdfunding campaign for Rovers

Once his takeover of hometown club Doncaster Rovers was completed today, Louis Tomlinson swiftly launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £2 million for the League One club.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is launching a 'crowdfunding' campaign to raise money for his new football club. Credit: PA

The pop star, along with the club's co-owner John Ryan, hope One Direction fans and football supporters will contribute to the fund, in what is thought to be one of the biggest crowdfunding initiatives ever launched in the country.

The 22-year-old lifelong Doncaster fan said: "For me, this is all about the football, the community and restoring the excitement and desire to making Doncaster Rovers the most exciting club to play for in Yorkshire.

"I want to see the Doncaster Rovers supporters get the club the success it deserves. I grew up in Doncaster and have felt the love for football run through the town, it's for that reason that I have a real personal passion to make Doncaster Rovers a success story."

1D's Louis Tomlinson: Stay tuned for an announcement

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is expected to complete the takeover his hometown club Doncaster Rovers today along with John Ryan.

The pop star tweeted this afternoon that he had "got some news" today.

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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Tomlinson is like a young John Ryan

John Ryan, who is on the verge of completing the takeover of Doncaster Rovers with Louis Tomlinson, says the pop star is like a younger version of himself.

Ryan, who had a previous spell at the club's helm for 15 years, ending in November, says the two of them can bring a "healthy future" for the club:

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Doncaster Rovers takeover 'officially announced on Thursday'

ITV Calendar understands a press conference will be held on Thursday afternoon to formally announce the deal.

Louis Tomlinson Credit: Press Association

According to sources, One Direction singer, Louis Tomlinson, along with former owner John Ryan, have reached an agreement to purchase the club, although the formalities of the deal will not be confirmed until July.

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Reports: Louis Tomlinson completes Doncaster Rovers takeover

ITV Calendar understands that a deal for One Direction singer, Louis Tomlinson, to buy Doncaster Rovers has been completed.

Louis Tomlinson Credit: Press Association

According to sources, Tomlinson, along with former owner John Ryan, have reached an agreement to purchase the club, although the formalities of the deal will not be confirmed until July.

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