New Sheikh Khaled claims emerge, 11 players released & Shola set to return? – NUFC news round-up

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

  • “Monochrome Acquisition Limited” has been set up today by Sheikh Khaled and Midhat Kidwai – and not only does the company mean ‘black and white’, it’s registered to the address of Mike Ashley’s law firm of choice – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United have released their retained list following the 2018/19 season, confirming that Mo DiameCal Roberts and several U-23’s will be released by the club this summer – with 8 receiving new deal – See full list here.
  • According to, ex-Mag Shola Ameobi has landed a brand new role at Newcastle United, with him set to become the club’s ‘loan coordinator’ – Full story here.
  • Salomon Rondon’s agent has held talks with Fenerbahce according to reports in Turkey, who claim the club are now set to make an offer for the striker – Full story here.
  • According to a laughable report in the Sun, Rafa Benitez is eyeing a £6m deal to bring Crystal Palace veteran Scott Dann to St James’ Park this summer – Read dubious story here.
  • Jonjo Shelvey has been regularly tipped to leave over the past few months following a difficult season at St James’ Park – but his latest comments suggest he’s fully intending to stick it out on Tyneside – Read them here.
  • After leaving Newcastle United for just £650,000 last summer, Ivan Toney’s value has soared after his involvement in 31 goals over the 2018/19 season – Full story here.
  • And finally – “Is Sheikh Khaled wealthy enough to buy us another Keegan?” – Read Archie Brand’s intriguing latest piece here.

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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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