A proposed purchase of the Wellington Phoenix's A-League license is set to be blocked.
Last week the Phoenix issued a statement insisting their A-League license wasn't for sale.
But the Sydney Morning Herald reports club owners have agreed to sell their license for AU$15 million to a Sydney-based consortium who would relocate the club across the Tasman, ending A-League football in New Zealand.
However, that move looks unlikely to succeed with Football Federation Australia set to block the sale as it proceeds with its own expansion plans.
The report will only fuel ongoing speculation the Phoenix owners want out of the club.