Conflicting takeover claims emerge, £20m bid reported & Nolan defends Ashley – NUFC news round-up

A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • According to the Chronicle, Mike Ashley has received NO bid from the Bin Zayed Group as of yet – claims Sheikh Khaled’s camp are describing as “simply not true” – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United have now made a bid in the region of £20m for Jean-Philippe Mateta according to L’Equipe, – but they claim the offer falls ‘well below’ Mainz’s asking price – Full story here.
  • Ex-Mag Kevin Nolan has made some unforgivable Mike Ashley comments, defending his running of the club and having sympathy with his struggle to sell up – Read his pathetic defence here.
  • The club have handed new deals to EIGHT U-23’s, while a new video emerged showing the senior side’s second day in pre-season training today – See more on both here.
  • The Magpie Group have issued a new statement, confirming that a boycott has been planned for Arsenal and insisting that they will NOT be fooled again by Mike Ashley – Full story here.
  • Blackburn Rovers are keen to complete a deal to sign Newcastle United stopper Karl Darlow, according to Sky Sports News.
  • After pushing the Bin Zayed Group for a takeover update, UAE-based presenter Peter Redding has hit the nail on the head, stating it’s time for BOTH parties to start communicating – Full story here.
  • Former Sunderland star Fabio Borini ‘could be headed for Newcastle United’ according to some dubious claims from Italy – Full story here.

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About Olly Hawkins

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

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