This is why 'complicated' Newcastle United takeover could collapse

A proposed Newcastle United takeover by a Saudi Arabian-led group is “complicated” – and could collapse.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 8:12 am

That’s according to a BBC Sport report, which has claimed that discussions over a £340million deal are “advanced”.

The consortium is being led by Amanda Staveley, who failed with a takeover two years ago.

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And the BBC quote a source “familiar with the discussions” as saying: “Ashley doesn’t need to sell, and he’s unpredictable.”

Amanda Staveley.