According to the Mirror, Sheffield Wednesday chief Dejphon Chansiri has offered to not take legal action against Newcastle United – but only if we let them sign Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar on loan.
This comes after the Owls confirmed in a club statement that they were considering taking legal action against Newcastle United following our appointment of Steve Bruce.
It was suggested that we had not paid the compensation package in full to secure the services of Bruce and his assistants, however the Mirror claim that we’re adamant we have – and it’s said we’ve rejected Sheffield Wednesday’s Aarons/Lazaar proposal as a result.
Here’s a snippet from the Mirror’s latest piece:
Newcastle have been left stunned after Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri offered to drop his legal threat over Steve Bruce if the Toon sent players to Hillsborough on loan.
Chansiri informed the Magpies that he wanted Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons to return to the Championship club for the season.
And senior sources at St James’ Park claim that the Thai businessman also wanted a formal arrangement put in place for other players to follow – with Newcastle paying most of their wages.
The Tyneside club immediately dismissed Chansiri’s demand – as they believe they have paid the compensation due under the terms of Bruce’s Wednesday contract in full.
Mirror Sport understands that sum was significantly less than the £4million that’s been widely reported.
So, by the looks of things, it seems Chansiri not only wanted both Aarons and Lazaar on loan, but also a ‘formal arrangement’ that would allow other players to follow – and we’d have to pay ‘most of their wages’.
This could get messy, although I fear it already has.