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Barnsley have not yet asked for permission from EFL to stage matches away from Oakwell despite holding talks with Championship rivals amid stadium sale row Barnsley have been in talks with EFL clubs about a shock move from Oakwell  The club are involved in a heated row over the purchase of their home ground  Their owners have so far failed in an attempt to buy a half share of the stadium   Controversial ground switch would need the green light from the EFL board

By Mike Keegan For Mailonline

Published: 17:37 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 17:37 BST, 15 September 2020

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The EFL are yet to receive a request from Barnsley to stage matches away from Oakwell - following a day when revelations sparked a furious response within the town.

On Monday, sources told Sportsmail that the Championship club, locked in a row over the purchase of the historic ground, had spoken to other EFL sides with a view to playing fixtures elsewhere – including at two grounds in Lancashire.

The move may well be a high stakes attempt to ramp up the pressure on both the local council and the club’s former owners, each of whom own a 50 per cent share of the stadium. 

Barnsley have held talks with other EFL clubs about a controversial move away from Oakwell

Barnsley have held talks with other EFL clubs about a controversial move away from Oakwell

One insider with knowledge of the situation has suggested that the stadium purchase issue is a smokescreen and that the threat of a move is more likely a play to reduce rent fees and secure investment in the ground from the local authority.

Any such switch – which would be highly controversial – would need the green light from the EFL board. And it is understood that no such permission has yet been requested.

The news has been greeted with outrage from large sections of the club’s support. And those

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