David Gill has dismissed reports linking us to a sale, claiming the club is worth £1.25billion.

Forbes ranked us as the most valuable sporting franchise in the world, ahead of New York Yankees, Real Madrid and Dallas Cowboys.

“Well Forbes reckon we are the most valuable sporting franchise in the world…and they compare that with other football clubs, but also with the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and so on,” said Gill. “It [the valuation] is nearly $2 billion. Football is only going to get bigger. The World Cup gets bigger, the Euros get bigger, the Champions League gets bigger, the Premier League gets bigger. And so to be one of the leading clubs within that, we are going to benefit and make sure we continue to push forward.”