The Chronicle have shared an update on the takeover and transfer front following the Monday night development that confirmed arbitration had been delated until ‘early 2022’.
Lee Ryder reports that the Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium ‘remain undeterred’ by the postponement, with Mike Ashley also adamant the would-be buyers aren’t going anywhere.
Elsewhere, the report claims that Mike Ashley has now given the green light to new arrivals, leaving Steve Bruce ‘confident’ of securing ‘two or three’ signings over the coming weeks.
The Chronicle insist that the NUFC boss is being forced to work with a limited budget, however it seems there could finally be some movement to end what has been a slow and static summer transfer window so far.
Ryder also responds to reports claiming we are back in talks with Southampton over a £4m deal for Mario Lemina, insisting he is a player head scout Steve Nickson has been watching closely.
With two midfielders said to be on Bruce’s wanted list, it’s thought we are also hoping for a breakthrough over a second loan move for Joe Willock.
A centre-back is also believed to be high on the agenda, although it won’t be Kristoffer Ajer – the former Celtic star who completed his £13.5m move to Brentford last night.