City have opened talks with the Football League over the possibility of quitting Valley Parade.

While the club remain keen to stay put at their home since 1903, they are seriously considering other options because of the high overheads.

The Bantams maintain they cannot keep up with the estimated £1.25 million annual bill while playing in League Two. A move to Odsal to share with the Bulls – once considered a last-ditch scenario – is looking an increasingly viable alternative if the landlords do not agree to renegotiate rent levels.

And joint-chairman Mark Lawn has confirmed that they are keeping the League fully updated with developments.

Lawn said: “We’ve talked to the Football League to make sure they are well aware of the present situation regarding Bradford City.

“We’ve told them what is happening and that we’re doing all we can because we don’t want to get into fiscal problems in the future.

“Don’t get me wrong, we need to (come up with a solution) fairly quick. This all needs sorting out before the start of next season.

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