The leader of Brent Council has assured people in the borough that their needs will remain a priority if Wembley Stadium is sold.

In May, the Football Association said it received a bid for the national stadium and it was reported that American tycoon Shahid Khan had offered £600 million.

According to the council, the borough benefits from Wembley and its leader, Cllr Muhammed Butt, wants this to continue.

“Wembley Stadium is set in the middle of a highly populated residential area and any prospective buyer will need to take this into account,” he said.

“It is essential that whoever owns the stadium understands the importance of working closely with Brent Council and the local community to ensure that the benefits of the national stadium are widely experienced by local residents.”

Earlier this year, Cllr Butt said any improvement works near the stadium would also have to be protected.

This includes the work along Olympic Way, to which the council is contributing £17.8 million.

“It is something we would have to take into account,” he explained.

“If there is to be a new owner we would have to reaffirm our decisions and have conversations with them.

“It’s about guarding our own interests and showing an ability to work with any potential new owner.”

He added that developers Quintain, who are also contributing to the funding, would need to be involved in any discourse.