Mike Ashley wants to sell Newcastle United as soon as possible, according to an exclusive on Thursday night.
The Telegraph say that their information is that rather than going beyond 11 seasons at the club, Ashley is desperate to sell.
The (no) takeover saga dragged on endlessly, with neither Mike Ashley or the Amanda Staveley bidders apparently willing to close the gap between them.
For a long time it was clear that selling the club during a relegation fight was never going to happen, with the NUFC owner willing to make any concessions due to that fact.
There was a lot of name calling from both sides via the media when Mike Ashley made public that takeover talks were at an end with Amanda Staveley, as they had got nowhere.
Despite this though, The Telegraph report that Ashley is willing to listen to fresh bids from the Staveley bidders, once Premier League safety is assured.
As well as the possibility of the Amanda Staveley interest being revived, the newspaper states that there has also been interest from another two parties earlier this month.
Describing that interest as ‘tentative’, the Telegraph says that all parties are waiting for the league status to be decided before potential bidding/auction can begin.
There were always going to be reports of a takeover potentially being back on, once we neared the end of the season.
So you do have to treat with some caution any reports claiming new information, though to be fair to The Telegraph, their reporter who covers Newcastle United/north east football, has broken a number of NUFC stories in the past.
Here’s hoping…on both Premier League safety and the sale of the club ASAP.