Doncaster in takeover talks amid Tomlinson rumours

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they are discussing "a proposed takeover" after reports One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is involved in a joint bid to buy the club.

Louis Tomlinson ahead of his debut for Doncaster's reserves in February. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The singer is a devoted Rovers fan, and made his professional football debut for the team's reserves earlier this year which attracted thousands of young fans to the game.

In a statement, the club said: "Following reports in the media, the owners of Doncaster Rovers can confirm that they have been approached and dialogue has taken place with external parties about a proposed takeover."

The club added: "The owners are looking to ensure a swift resolution to the discussions to ensure that this does not impact adversely on the summer transfer activity.

"Any decision made by the current owners will focus on for what is best for Doncaster Rovers in both the short and long term."