One Direction star Louis fails in his bid to buy club
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has said he is "absolutely gutted" that his efforts to step in to take over his beloved Doncaster Rovers had fallen through.
The heart-throb chart-topper said he still hopes to be able to help the League One side "succeed".
In a message to fans posted online, Tomlinson said he would not have benefitted financially from the club if the deal had occurred.
The singer announced last month, after weeks of speculation, that he was teaming up with businessman John Ryan and their takeover was expected to be formalised.
Efforts to raise enough cash for the deal have faltered with only £757,796 of the £2m target raised by yesterday's deadline from 514 backers.