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Newcastle United takeover timeline with CAT case against Premier League set to take centre stage

The Newcastle United takeover is a never-ending saga and this week, it’s about to take centre stage again.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 1:16 pm

It’s been almost 18 months since PCP Partners, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and the Reuben brothers agreed to buy the Magpies for £300million before the Premier League (EPL) refused to approve the deal.

Mike Ashley has battled to resurrect the deal and has launched two legal challenges against the EPL – arbitration and an anti-competition case. The latter will soon be heard by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), to determine if the case can go further.

But this takeover saga started well before the Saudi-bid when Ashley again put the club up for sale in October 2017.

From the first beginnings to the very latest – scroll and click through the pages to see our takeover timeline:

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