NUFC news round up – Ashley grants takeover extension, U-23’s beat Sunderland & strikers linked

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

  • According to the Chronicle, ‘sources close to the deal’ claim there has been fresh discussions in the first few days of January regarding a potential takeover – with Mike Ashley allowing FOUR interested parties more time to raise cash – Full story here.
  • A week before they’ll face their first-team in the Checktrade Trophy, Newcastle’s U-23’s have completed a brilliant comeback at the Academy of Light this afternoon – scoring in the 91st minute to beat Sunderland from 2-0 behind – Full story here.
  • Ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup clash with Blackburn, the Chronicle have named Florian LejeuneJacob MurphyFreddie Woodman and Jamie Sterry as 4 players who could earn rare starts – Full story here.
  • Despite the midfielder limping off in Wednesday night’s defeat against Man Utd, it’s been reported that Mo Diame is ‘expected to be fit’ for next weekend’s trip to Chelsea – Full story here.
  • According to reports in Belgium this afternoon, Newcastle are ‘waiting in the wings’ over a deal to sign Club Brugge star ‘Wesley’  – Full story here.
  • According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez holds reservations about Rolando Aarons’ ‘character and application’ – suggesting this is why the winger has failed to feature in his plans – Full story here.
  • Newcastle are showing interest in a deal to sign in-form Senegalese international Mbaye Diagne according to TuttoMercato – Full story here.
  • A horrific stat has emerged in the Times, highlighting that we have the lowest net spend in the league across the last three windows – with Mike Ashley gaining £2m on transfers between the summer of 2017 and now – 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.

One thought on “NUFC news round up – Ashley grants takeover extension, U-23’s beat Sunderland & strikers linked

  1. More rubbish, you can’t extend something that has no end date, not that its even going to happen any way, of course though your secret sources have told you differently!!!! Not even bad click bait

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