Crystal Palace of the English Premier League announced Friday that it has signed a deal with investors Josh Harris and David Blitzer, co-managing partners of the 76ers.

According to the agreement, chairman Steve Parish will join Harris and Blitzer in a general partnership structure.

Last week, Forbes Magazine reported that Harris and Blitzer would become major investors in the London-based soccer team. Forbes reported that the purchase would help them "get to know the market" in London because their goal was to put an expansion NFL team there, according to a source.

The Sixers denied the report.

Harris and Blitzer, who also own the New Jersey Devils, bought the Sixers in 2011 with an ownership group for about $285 million.