The chairman of Oxford United's official fans' group has reacted with horror following speculation that London Welsh were in talks to buy the Kassam Stadium.

It was reported on Radio Oxford that John Taylor, former managing director of London Welsh, had been quoted as saying that the club were in negotiations to look at the possibility of buying the ground, where the U’s and Welsh play their home games.

Welsh subsequently issued a statement saying that they are not in talks with stadium owner Firoz Kassam United fans were quick to make it clear where they stood on the issue.

When asked whether he would welcome a Welsh buy-out, Mark Sennett, chairman of supporters’ group OxVox, said: “Absolutely not. It is news that would horrify Oxford United fans.

“London Welsh have made no approach,” said Kassam.