NUFC reporter reveals what Mike Ashley has now told friends about a takeover – Good news

According to The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, people close to Mike Ashley’s have now indicated that the NUFC owner would accept an offer of £300m for the club IF there were ‘no clauses’ attached to the takeover.

Mark also states that the same person has told him that Ashley is now ‘fed up with football’ – another indication that he may just be nearing the end of his tenure at Newcastle United; providing an offer he deems acceptable arrives.

This is to be taken with a pinch of salt as we’ve been here before and Ashley is always so hard to second guess, but this can only be seen as good news, potentially.

Here’s a snippet from The Chronicle’s latest Q&A, with Mark revealing the following when asked if he knew of any interested parties:

“I know of interest: I can tell you there are at least two interested parties I’ve been told about (one would be PCP Capital, who retain interest but not at the prices being quoted). But whether it ever amounts to anything more than that is the £400million question.

“Or should that be £300million, because two weeks ago I was told friends of Mike Ashley were saying he would accept an offer in that region if there were no clauses attached to it. The same person said he was fed up with football – although I’ve heard that before.”

It’s also interesting to hear that there’s ‘at least two interested parties’ (with one being PCP Capital and Amanda Staveley) – however, as always, it remains to be seen if anything comes of this.

Considering a takeover seems essential if we wish to keep Rafa Benitez at the club beyond this season, this at least gives us a glimmer of hope.

Can you see investors upping their interest if the price was indeed £300m with no clauses attached?

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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.

12 thoughts on “NUFC reporter reveals what Mike Ashley has now told friends about a takeover – Good news

  1. He has done the same as last year when the club is in trouble..
    Whoever buys NUFC will have a massive rebuilding bill of not only the playing squad but Stadium, training ground etc after 10 years of zero investment from an owner who simply sweated all assets until they broke down……£300m??? would be a very, very brave person who takes that on as they would be buying a business for more than it’s worth, and with huge investment liabilities.


  2. Absolute nonsense from the Chronicle. If Ashley was willing to accept £300 million I fail to see why he hasn’t re-engaged with Staveley’s group given that two of her three offers were for £300 and £350 million including clauses which are no longer relevant. This would indicate they would still be willing to buy the club for £300 million. Mark Douglas seems to have been sold a pup if he believes what “friends of Ashley” are telling him. Shame the Douglas article has comments disabled otherwise I would challenge him there!


  3. Why would Ashley sell now? A man like will only sell when the bottom has well a truly fallen out of it. He will try to squeeze every last pound out of the club before he goes and won’t happen unless we get relegated so my friends it will have get a hell of worse before it will get better.


  4. I really hope this is true but really really doubt that it is. We need an ambitious owner who is willing to back the manager. We don’t expect to win the Premiership, a cup or even get into Europe but we rightfully expect the club to try to. Right now that isn’t happening.


  5. What happened to the HMRC investigation……

    All has gone quiet…..

    Surely, if that is still brewing, then clauses need to be present to be sure the relevant parties are held accountable for dubious business practices???


  6. Same old Same old , half season tickets will be going on sale soon so the horrible fat ******* will try to give supporters some hope and sell some tickets before he once again rubs his hands and laughs at the supporters once again when it is announced the deal fell through ..


  7. If there is any truth in this story which I believe is utter rubbish, why has Ashley not accepted Staveley’s offer of 300 million especially when the offer is still on the table. Mark has yet again come up with a click bait story.


  8. You can take what M Douglas reports about what he’s been told is going to happen with the club with a pinch of salt just bull**** after bull****, he needs to stand up drop his trousers bend over and everyone will know exactly where DOUGLAS is talking from.


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