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GACP Sports, Joseph DaGrosa & more – a Newcastle United takeover timeline

Newcastle United has been awash with endless takeover tales this summer – from the apparent incoming Arab riches, Kylian Mbappe and Jose Mourinho to the meagre pickings of a buy now, pay later American investment firm.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 7:00 am

But, despite all of the rumour and conjecture, claims and counter-claims, statements and radio silence from Newcastle United, Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley remains the owner at St James’s Park.

Sheikh Khaled, the Bin Zayed Group, some mystery Chinese, some more mystery Americans, GACP Sports, Peter Kenyon and Joseph DaGrosa – here’s every development in a summer that promised change and prosperity for United, but delivered nothing more than the status quo, with a dialling down of quality in the dugout, and on the pitch, as well as dwindling numbers on the terraces.

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