A note to the club written by Banksy said they can do what they "feel is right" with the piece. Dennis Stinchcombe from the boys' club, who found the note, said: "I'm absolutely elated - words don't express how delighted I am. "As soon as I read it and saw the signature I knew what it was."
The letter begins: "Dear Dennis, I hope this finds you well. As you know I recently painted on a doorway near the club." The street artist goes on to say that he does not usually admit to "committing criminal damage" but as "a great admirer of the work done at the club" he would "be chuffed if this can help in some way". The note ends: "I assume you're familiar with the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln - 'Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle'."
Mr Stinchcombe has said he has been told the disputed artwork could fetch as much as £4m. via bbc