Bordeaux's American owner Joseph DaGrosa looks on as he stands prior the Europa league football match of Group C between Bordeaux and Zenit Saint Petersburg on November 8, 2018 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Every failed Newcastle United takeover attempt since Mike Ashley took the reins – including a sliding doors moment with Man City's Sheikh Mansour

Takeover talk never seems to go away at Newcastle United – from Sheikhs to a Nigerian consortium there’s been links aplenty since Mike Ashley took the reins.

Friday, 18th October 2019, 12:06 pm

From Lagos to Dubai, China to Tyneside, there’s been an eclectic mix of interested parties, the latest of which is from the USA.

Here’s EIGHT failed takeovers from the last 12 years – and details of the latest attempts.

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