THE Scottish Football Association and Queen’s Park are ‘relaxed’ about negotiations around the game’s governing bodies purchase of Hampden, and fully expect the deal to be signed off on schedule by June 2020 when the current lease expires.

Reports earlier today suggested that there was a danger the SFA’s deal to buy the national stadium could collapse, with issues such as Glasgow City Council’s refusal to waive a floating charge unless it had a say in how the stadium was run, and a disagreement between Queen’s Park and the SFA over when the amateur side would move to Lesser Hampden, leaving discussions at an impasse.

But sources close to the talks between both the SFA and Queen’s Park insist they aren’t concerned about missing an informal deadline of December 2018 to conclude those negotiations, and both parties fully expect the £5million sale to go ahead as planned.

Queen’s Park are believed to be keen to sign off on the deal as quickly as possible so that they can get on with the improvements needed to Lesser Hampden in order to accommodate their matches at the ground, but a source at the club said they do not expect the deal to be derailed over that issue, or any other for that matter.