TALKS about the purchase of Hampden Park have stalled due to Glasgow City Council’s refusal to waive a floating charge, it was today reported.

The Scottish FA agreed a £5 million deal to buy the world-famous stadium from owners Queen’s Park in September after rejecting a potential move to Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

The agreement was due to be signed off last month, but negotiations have hit a stumbling block.

Glasgow City Council invested £2.6 million into the redevelopment of Hampden in the 1990s in return for representation on the board of Hampden Park Ltd, the body set up to run the stadium.

But the BBC have today reported that the SFA have told the council they will not be allowed a board place on the new management group.

The council also want assurances about the future of the Scottish Football Museum, which is housed within Hampden, which the SFA have so far failed to provide.

An SFA spokesman said: "Discussions between the Scottish FA and Queens Park FC regarding the final terms of the deal for the sale of Hampden Park are ongoing.

“Deals of this complexity require time and effort and we will continue to work with all stakeholders to conclude the transfer of ownership of the stadium to the Scottish FA following the expiration of the lease in June 2020."

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "We have been in discussions with all the partners involved. However, the deal is between Queen's Park and the SFA and it is not appropriate for us to comment on that.

“It's not clear at this stage what the management arrangements will be, however we are ready to partner with the SFA in the management of the stadium and the wider development of the area."

Elsewhere, the SFA are also believed to have told Queen’s Park, the Glasgow amateur club who currently play their games at Hampden, that they must leave the Mount Florida venue by the end of the 2019/20 season.