OXVOX will seek to resume their stadium discussions with Firoz Kassam after the uncertainty surrounding Oxford United's ownership was resolved.

The club's supporters' trust put their talks with the Kassam Stadium landlord – which aimed to create a community-owned facility – on hold when Juan Sartori's interest emerged in March.

In a statement released to members this evening, OxVox revealed they had investigated a separate solution with Kassam if Sartori bought the club from U's chairman Darryl Eales.

They felt a "sensible framework" over a renegotiated lease was on the table.

But with Eales halting the takeover discussions earlier today, OxVox will now look to restart the initial process with Mr Kassam.

The statement reads: “We (OxVox) have been informed today that although talks had been taking place between Darryl Eales and Juan Sartori regarding the potential sale of OUFC, that these talks have now ceased and a sale of the club will not take place.

“It is of course Darryl’s business if he does, or does not sell the football club and OxVox remain supportive and positive about his aims and desire to see our football club progress both on and off the pitch and we look forward to hearing his plans to bring yet further success to OUFC.

“In terms of the stadium, OxVox were asked by Juan Sartori and his advisors, to talk with Firoz Kassam to see if a new and more equitable agreement could be reached, if indeed Juan Sartori did complete on a purchase of OUFC.

“This had been done and although negotiations were not complete, a sensible framework was in place with Firoz Kassam that could, we hoped, have seen the renegotiation of the current rental agreement for the benefit of OUFC.

“During the period where there was the potential for a sale of the football club and being mindful that a new owner might require a different form of stadium agreement, OxVox resolved to pause the community stadium initiative.

“This has been the case for three months, albeit that OxVox have maintained regular contact with Firoz Kassam and all other stakeholders.

“OxVox will now look at where this leaves the stadium situation going forward, although it is difficult to see how this will be resolved quickly given the current arbitration process that is taking place and by Darryl’s own admission, his difficulties in dealing with Firoz Kassam.

“Resolving these issues and trying to help (re)build relationships will be key and we’ll of course, if we can, do all we can to help develop a better stadium solution for our football club and support Darryl in his endeavours to continue the excellent progress made over the last few years.”