Lee Charnley offers update on the NUFC takeover after new Amanda Staveley claims emerge

After the Mail claimed Amanda Staveley’s potential takeover at NUFC was ‘dead in the water’, Lee Charnley has admitted that the club are ‘planning and assuming’ that Mike Ashley will still be the owner of Newcastle United ahead of the upcoming season.

As we know, Staveley has been the one and only ‘serious’ bidder to come forward since the club was put up for sale late last year, however her trio of bids failed to meet the asking price, leaving Ashley to call an end to talks after deeming her to be a ‘time waster’.

Since then our Premier League status has been confirmed, meaning there’d be no need for relegation clauses in any new offers (believed to be a big part of the problem in her initial bids), however all the talk of a takeover has died down since Ashley re-valued the club at £400m.

During a rare interview from the managing director, here’s what Charnley had to say to the Mirror when asked ‘Is a takeover still possible?’:

“There have been a lot of briefings and information out there”

“We are planning and assuming that Mike will be the owner of the football club. We are moving forward assuming he will be the owner – because what is the alternative?”

So it’s as expected unfortunately – a sale does not look likely at all this summer.



Some will feel Ashley’s purposely priced himself out of a move after setting a new £400m asking price after safety was confirmed, while others are frustrated Staveley hasn’t upped her interest as she claimed she would – but is that because the new price is extortionate?

Who actually knows, but, for now, it looks like we’re in for another summer where Ashley is in charge.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

6 thoughts on “Lee Charnley offers update on the NUFC takeover after new Amanda Staveley claims emerge

  1. it never was up for sale it was all a smokescreen and stavelys bids following the curry night were like our bids for star players , offer 5 mil less than any other club in the hunt and say we couldn’t get it deal done in time,

    funny how we are quite adept at selling them on time mind .

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  2. Said it before say it againn the FAT bastard has absolutely no intension of selling that is why the price is high con man..

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  3. Another non story..seen something similar but with the words rearranged. Media needs to get a grip, there may be not much activity about but to use the takeover non story to make an article or fill a page is weak.

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  4. The club was never up for sale, I mean when do u hear of a chairman announcing the club is up for sale before an offer is in place n agreed?? U only ever hear in the final stages where an agreement is almost there, its a PR run by cashley as everytime he is mentioned so is sports direct and its free publicity for his other businesses while cashing in every season on our hard earned cash

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  5. Said it all along, and now I’m wondering if Staveley was in on the ruse……….?
    fj1200xxx:
    Said it before say it againn the FAT bastard has absolutely no intension of selling that is why the price is high con man..

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