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Newcastle United rumours: Magpies want English midfielder, Toon willing to sell defender this summer

Newcastle United fans, by and large, are desperate to see the proposed Saudi takeover of their club approved in the coming weeks.

The saga has rumbled on for quite some time now, and is set to go through an arbitration process that will once and for all decide whether Mike Ashley is given the green light to sell up and leave St James’ Park.

Helping to front the bid is Amanda Staveley, and she has been talking about her plans for the Magpies.

If a successful legal challenge results in the takeover being approved, Staveley and co are ready to invest heavily into the Magpies and the region.

She told ITV Tyne Tees: “I believed wholeheartedly then, and I do now, that the right investor and only investor for Newcastle alongside the Reubens are the Public Investment Fund.

"They’re tenacious, (got) deep pockets and committed.

“We’re going to invest heavily into not only players but the academy, the grounds, the infrastructure and the surrounding areas.

"Every single part of the club will be looked at and developed. We will make sure the fans are a part of the decisions we make.”

On the arbitration process, which she has pleaded is made public, Staveley added: "I can’t talk about the actual arbitration process as I’m not privy to it but I can tell you all of the questions the Premier League presented to us were absolutely answered in an incredibly quick and timely manner.”

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below...

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