Toon Talk – a round-up of all the day’s NUFC news and gossip – 19/01/2018

A round up of all of today’s news and gossip:

  •  Amanda Staveley has spoken out for the first time since launching a bid for NUFC – read her revealing full interview with the Times’ George Caulkin here.
  • As highlighted in her big exclusive interview in the Times, it has been revealed that Amanda Staveley and PCP Captial Partners have made THREE offers to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashleys – See full details here. 
  • Staveley has also admitted that the ‘passionate fans’, the northern connection, the club’s ‘magic’ history and her love for football are key reasons behind her interest in buying NUFC – with her also offering an insight into her plans for Benitez & the club if she were to take over. Read more here. 
  • Rafa Benitez has admitted today that Mike Ashley told him ‘2-3 weeks ago’ that a deal with Amanda Staveley wasn’t happening – claiming they are now focusing on working together to sign players this month. Full quotes from Rafa here. 
  • According to the Telegraph, Mike Ashley has told Amanda Staveley to stump up an offer of £300m without any clauses if she is to succeed in her attempts to takeover at Newcastle United. Full story here. 

  • According to an exclusive from ESPN, Newcastle United are considering a move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon – Full story here. 
  • A UEFA report has revealed this week that Newcastle United are the 23rd highest generators of revenue Europe – making a mockery of Mike Ashley’s big interview with Sky claiming he ‘doesn’t have enough’ money to back Benitez. 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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