Intriguing takeover claims emerge & Rondon gives club first refusal – NUFC news round-up

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

  • According to North-East reporter Ian Murtagh, Mike Ashley has now applied to “de-register” four companies with Newcastle associated names – a sign he’s preparing for a potential takeover? – Fully story here.
  • Murtagh’s piece in the Daily Star also reveals why “Monochrome Acquisitions Ltd” – the holding company created by Sheikh Khaled – is legitimate – Read more here.
  • Salomon Rondon is ‘eager’ to join Newcastle permanently and will give the club extra time to activate his £16.5m release clause this summer according to the Chronicle – Full story here.
  • Mo Diame has sent a message to Newcastle fans ahead of his summer exit, saying he’s “loved every minute” of his time on Tyneside and will ‘always be a magpie!’ – Full story here.
  • According to the Evening Standard, West Ham have identified Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden as ‘possible alternatives’ after failing with a £20m move for Andre Gomes – Fully story here.
  • According to the Chronicle’s Chris Waugh, Rafa Benitez is now ‘heading towards’ a short-term deal at St James’ Park if he decides to stay this summer – Full story here.
  • Newcastle fans were all saying the same thing on social media on Wednesday night – why on earth did we let Kevin Mbabu go? – Full story here.
  • According to reports on the South Coast, Portsmouth are eyeing a loan move for Newcastle United talent Dan Barlaser – but they face competition – Full story here.
  • Mo Diame has received an offer from Qatar side Al-Gharafa according to the Sun – 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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