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Mike Ashley Wants To Sell Newcastle Before January

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley said Monday he is planning on selling the club, by the end of December, after more than a decade of ownership. Speaking on Sky News, Ashley said he was hopeful a deal could be concluded before the end of the year. “I’d like it to be before the January transfer window. Not (in) exclusive (talks) …

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Newcastle United’s £300m Takeover Is Finally Close To Completion

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley walks into the Red Lion pub in Westminster before attending a select committee hearing at Portcullis house on June 7, 2016 in London, England. Mike Ashley is to face the Business, Innovations and Skills Parliamentary Select Committee on working practices at his Sports Direct Shirebrook Warehouse in Derbyshire. In a letter to his staff he admitted that the centre needed 'improvements' after investigations found that staff had been paid less than the minimum wage and ambulances had been called to the complex 76 times in two years as staff were 'too scared' to call in sick. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Newcastle United could finally have a new owner in the near future, with talks progressing well for Mike Ashley to finally sell the club in a £300m deal. British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has, according to multiple sources on Wednesday, made a second, offer of around £300m for the club – £50m higher than her previous rejected offer – and is …

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Rafa Benitez Is Frustrated With Mike Ashley Again – And Newcastle Fans Should Be Worried

MAINZ, GERMANY - JULY 29:Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez sits in the dugouts during the Pre Season Friendly match between FSV Mainz 05 and Newcastle United at Opel Arena on July 29, 2017, in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks to be on a collision course with owner Mike Ashley again over the club’s transfer activity (or lack thereof) this summer. The Magpies have brought in Jacob Murphy, Javi Manquillo, Florian Lejeune and the loan signing of Dortmund’s Mikel Merino but Benitez has long stressed the need for further investment in the playing squad ahead …

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Mike Ashley’s Reign Of Terror At Newcastle Could Be Coming To An End

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley walks into the Red Lion pub in Westminster before attending a select committee hearing at Portcullis house on June 7, 2016 in London, England. Mike Ashley is to face the Business, Innovations and Skills Parliamentary Select Committee on working practices at his Sports Direct Shirebrook Warehouse in Derbyshire. In a letter to his staff he admitted that the centre needed 'improvements' after investigations found that staff had been paid less than the minimum wage and ambulances had been called to the complex 76 times in two years as staff were 'too scared' to call in sick. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Mike Ashley’s decade-long spell as Newcastle United owner could soon be coming to an end. The Sports Direct businessman is in talks with Chinese investors regarding investment in the newly-promoted club, with a number of options being considered including a full takeover. BREAKING: We understand NUFC have received significant interest in recent weeks from foreign investors – including one party …

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Jonas Gutiérrez: A Modern Toon For Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 28, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In July 2008, Newcastle United signed Jonas Gutiérrez. The Argentine international would go on to play 187 times for the club. Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2009, Gutiérrez decided to remain on Tyneside and help in the quest for promotion. His dedication to the cause endeared him to the Toon army and cult status was assured. It was …

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Ex-Newcastle Midfielder Has Harsh Words For Former Club

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 24 : Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United takes on Carl Jenkinson of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James' Park on May 24, 2015 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Argentine midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has alleged that the struggling Premier League club considered him a liability following his diagnosis with testicular cancer in 2013. The midfielder underwent an operation in October of that year to remove a tumour. Just two months later, in December 2013, then manager and current Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew told the Argentine that he was surplus …

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Mike Ashley Has Some More Bad News For Newcastle Fans

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley takes his seat prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has never been the most popular man with the club’s fans. Since his takeover in 2007, there have been all manner of supporter protests and demonstrations with the ultimate aim of forcing Ashley to sell the club. Not that he’s done much to help himself either. A succession of monumentally stupid managerial appointments (including twice hiring …

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Alan Shearer Launches Savage Attack At Newcastle Flops

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer talks on stage during the official launch to mark the FA's 150th Anniversary Year at the Grand Connaught Rooms on January 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Newcastle United look doomed in their bid to avoid relegation, and their greatest ever striker is not afraid of telling people who feels is to blame. Despite spending nearly £80million pounds over the course of the last two transfer windows, the Magpies find themselves mired deep within the relegation battle with hope that they can retain their place in the Premier …

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Newcastle Are Not “Too Good to Go Down”

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is a relentlessly positive man. He’s one of the few managers who could look at a deserved 2-1 defeat at Watford and insist that “we won’t have a problem [staying up] if we keep performing like that every week.” McClaren is obviously trying to put an optimistic spin in what is an extremely perilous position for …

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Mike Ashley & Newcastle United’s Death By Balance Sheet

“This week was tough, I’ve tried not to show it. It was a build-up to a cup final and we won the cup final, but it would be really nice to say at the end of a season that we’ve won something.” The above quote came from Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver following his side’s 2-0 victory over West Ham …

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Newcastle Boss Thanks Ashley For Support

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has thanked club owner Mike Ashley for his show of faith after the Magpies recorded their fifth straight win. Ayoze Perez’s sublime opener and Fabricio Coloccini’s header gave the visitors a comfortable 2-0 victory at West Brom on Sunday. Pardew looked to be on the brink of losing his job two months ago with fans calling …

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Does Mike Ashley Have A Master Plan?

Yesterday the Scottish FA wrote to Mike Ashley, seeking to clarify his intentions for Rangers who he now owns 9% of. And really, it’s quite a good question. Just what could Mr Ashley have in mind? Before we delve into some of the reasons Mike Ashley might want to own rangers let’s first understand what’s going on. Ashley owns around …

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Pardew To Be Given More Time At Newcastle United

Alan Pardew is to be given more time at the helm of Newcastle United, much to the chagrin of a section of their support. The ChronicleLive reports that Pardew will not be let go should the Magpies improve their Premier League fortunes and that he may even be given funds to improve his squad in the January window if he can get his side …

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