Government may offer fans chance to buy stake in clubs
Fans could get an increased chance to influence the running of their club
Supporters could be given the chance to buy a stake in their club under radical proposals being considered by Labour in their election manifesto.
The party wants fans to have a bigger say in how clubs are run amid current concerns about debt in football.
That could include fans being offered a chance to buy a 25% stake in a club.
BBC sports editor David Bond said: "There's a feeling that football isn't quite working and that fans are getting a bit of a tough deal."
Government lawyers are trying to work out how to make the proposals work within the existing structure of the game.
The initiative comes amid increasing concern about the degree of debt at some Premier League clubs; foreign ownership of teams; and the perceived low levels of commitment from shareholders with little affinity with the clubs.
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