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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.

One Direction to split? Bookmaker suspends betting

A bookmaker has suspended betting on One Direction splitting up amid speculation that Harry Styles is preparing to embark on a solo career.

Coral received a rush of bets following reports Harry Styles (right) was to pursue a solo career. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Coral was forced to close the market after punters took a "major gamble" late last night on the world's biggest boy band breaking up.

Before betting was suspended, the firm offered odds of even money on the five-piece calling it quits, while Styles was the 2/1 favourite to be the first member to leave.

The odds on any band member releasing solo material this year were 5/1.

A Coral spokesman said there was "no smoke without fire", adding "a rush of shrewd bets on One Direction splitting up raised the alarm and forced us to close betting until further notice".

1D's Niall Horan 'very sad' Brazil out of World Cup

One Direction's Niall Horan wrote on Twitter after Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in their World Cup semi-final:


One Direction stars in the crowd at Wimbledon

One Direction's Niall Horan chats about the game. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One Direction stars Niall Horan and Liam Payne took time out from music to enjoy the action at Wimbledon.

The pair were snapped watching the match-up between Rafael Nadal and the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol on Centre Court.

Liam Payne (far left) and Niall enjoy the action on Centre Court. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It was a welcome chance for Horan to rest his knee after being hurt by an object thrown from the crowd at a concert in Amsterdam.

1D's Horan asks fans to limit items thrown on stage

One Direction's Niall Horan has urged fans to "limit" items which are thrown on stage after he was left in a "lot of pain" following a performance in Amsterdam.

After the concert in Amsterdam he tweeted: "Can you limit what gets thrown on stage please! Coz somethin thrown at me tonight! Hit my knee! A lot of pain from it!"

One Direction's Niall Horan has urged fans to "limit" items which are thrown on stage at concerts. Credit: PA

He added: "Never wana sound like I'm complaining! But only having my operation 5 months ago, I still get a bit of pain and I'm very scared about it".

Overall the singer thanked the Dutch city for "a great couple of shows".

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.

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."

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