Journalist who broke news of Saudi takeover reveals what ‘sources close’ to £300m deal are now saying

If there’s one journalist who’s been pretty on the ball with ongoing takeover developments over the past few weeks, it’s been the Telegraph’s chief writer Jason Burt.

Not only was he one of the first to reveal that a £300m deal is now in the hands of the Premier League, it was his ‘exclusive‘ that claimed the Saudis were closing in on a takeover back in the final week of March; and he proved to be bang on.

Now, he not only reports that the UK Government are “content” to let a Saudi buyout go ahead in light of Amnesty International and BeIN Sports’ complaints, but claims that ‘sources close’ to the £300m deal are ‘hopeful’ it will be announced officially ‘within days’.

Here’s a snipper from his latest piece for the Telegraph:

It remains on course to go ahead with the Daily Telegraph told a list of questions were sent back to the proposed new owners last week, after the takeover was submitted, and so far no red flags have been raised.

Sources close to the £300 million deal are hopeful it will be completed within days

More promising claims, with reports over the past 24 hours helping ease fears that BeIN Sports and Amnesty International will combine to derail a takeover that looked imminent just a few days ago.

Additionally, Lee Ryder also reports this morning that the would-be buyers are “still confident” that the deal will go through – despite the complaints made towards Saudi Arabian ownership.

Fingers crossed – but if Burt’s latest report is anything to go by, it looks like it’s close!

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