A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- According to the Daily Mail, a group of ‘seriously wealthy’ US investors are now prepared to meet Ashley’s£300m asking price for NUFC – however the deal could yet collapse unless fears of relegation are eased in the coming months – Full story here.
- The Mirror’s Simon Bird claims that the club still want Rafa Benitez to sign a new deal and remain as manager in the long term, however there is currently ‘little to no hope’ of that happening – even if Ashley spends in January – Full story here.
- According to The Chronicle, sources close to the club are treating the latest takeover claims from the US with ‘caution‘ and ‘scepticism‘ – stating that no serious approach or offer has been made by these investors as of yet – Full story here.
- The club have released the latest pictures of the team in training today, however the clips show no sign of Salomon Rondon – suggesting the Venezuelan striker may not be back to face Brighton on Saturday after all – Full story here.
- According to Sky Sports, a group of Saudi Arabian investors are now the latest party interested in buying Newcastle United – however they state that ‘no contact’ has been made with Mike Ashley’s camp so far – Full story here.
- NUFC new boy Fabian Schar has been impressing on international duty, with him making it into WhoScored’s ‘team of the week’ after the recent round of UEFA Nations League games – Full story here.
- The Chronicle’s Chris Waugh has insisted that Peter Kenyon’s ‘genuine’ interest in taking over Newcastle United has not faded – claiming that he and Ashley have ‘connections’, with the NUFC owner ‘receptive’ to his interest – Full story here.
- A fitness update has been provided several Newcastle United first teamer’s ahead of Saturday’s game with Brighton, with The Chronicle confirming that Muto, Kenedy and Dummett are ALL expected to be fit after recent injuries – Full story here.
- According to reports in Turkey, Newcastle are hoping to finally sign long-term target Garry Rodrigues in January, with Galatasaray expected to cash in on the winger due to Financial Fair Play troubles – Full story here.