It is over 10 years now since Mike Ashley (supposedly) put Newcastle United up for sale.

Little wonder that most Newcastle fans give little credibility to claims of any imminent sale.

Many/most supporters believing that Ashley has no interest in selling NUFC, with ongoing claims of still being up for sale simply being a smokescreen to divert criticism away from what he (Mike Ashley) is doing at St James Park.

However, The Mail claim that a number of very rich American businessmen want to buy NUFC and ‘Take Newcastle to the next level globally.’

According to the newspaper’s (alleged) source, the only issue that might prevent an offer being made, is if relegation worries persist.

Which kind of takes us right back to this time last year when relegation fears supposedly derailed the Amanda Staveley group as the team went on a October to December run of only one point in nine games.

As with all of these claims of buying Mike Ashley out, Newcastle fans hope for the best, but fear the worst.

We all know the potential of this football club and just want Newcastle United to have the chance to see just how far it could go.

The Mail:

Sportsmail has learned that a group of ‘seriously wealthy’ US businessmen can meet Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s £300million asking price.

The group are ready to nip in ahead of a rival consortium, reported as being led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon.

However if Newcastle, in 19th place, start to look relegation certainties any prospective deal is likely to collapse.

The Mail ‘source’ saying:

“We are talking seriously wealthy people.

‘”They have the funding and see the potential.

“They see a sleeping giant and feel they cannot only have a real go at providing the success fans crave but also take Newcastle to the next level globally.

“Any potential buyer is wary of the league position. The fear is that you pay £300m now, back the manager with another £100m in January and still get relegated.

“All of a sudden you’ve spent £400m for a club that is suddenly only worth £150m. It’s a huge risk.

“Ideally, Newcastle go on a run and a sale goes through once the window has closed when they’re close to, or have stayed up.”

  • JEz_Brizzle

    Wasn’t there exactly the same sort of story that came out a few days after the Amanda Stavey rumours of an offer….. Ashley press twisting once again?
    (still hope for this to not be the case)

  • Steven05

    Probably just yet more bull💩 but one day it will happen…

    I just hope I live long enough to enjoy it when it does

  • Mxpx

    There’s a lot of talk about relegation damaging the value of the club and yes it’s true but the moment we’re back in the Premier league that value is restored I actually don’t want massive investment from day one in terms of players I want us to bring in no more than 5-6 players in a window and integrate them gradually it’s more about making sure that the players brought in are upgrades

    • Ram Kishore

      Not just upgrade but players who are consistent on a long term basis and keep improving

    • Down Under Mag

      Gradual improvement both on and off the pitch is the way forward and the key to create a self-sufficient club that doesn’t require the owner to continue to haemorrhage money or come up with ingenious ways to circumvent the FFP rules just to continue to bankroll signings ala Man City. It also means we don’t get the same label as “buying the title” that Man City and Chelsea fans both had to deal with. Personally if we had sensible investment, developed the academy and brought through players and won something it would be so much more satisfying than going out and spending 600m on a new squad and won something. A well developed foundation of the club is also infinitely more sustainable long term and would offer a much bigger return on investment for any prospective new owners.

      • Ron

        We had the chance this summer to consolidate and sensibly strengthen our squad, except we were hampered by being forced to sell first then not allowed to reinvest. In January were will be forced to pay over the odds (because sellers know we are in trouble) for
        average players capable (possibly) of extracting us from the bottom three. The whole costly exercise undertaken to meet the ambition of our owner and finish an uncomfortable 17th.

  • Waxi

    We wish but nothing to see here folks so just move along.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    It smacks of more Mike Ashley Mind Games !
    As always where “The Calorie Challenged One” is concerned you have to look between the lines of what is being said.
    Always look for the caveat hidden within the message and it will always come back to the point of him not selling, And eventually making him look like the only alternative as owner.
    Where the latest crux of the problem is the precarious nature of Newcastle’s league position used as a stumbling block to a sale as though this is some great unknown “Iceberg” to investors, Yeah right fat boy !

    • Carverlier football

      Very astute comment. Every other club subject to takeover talk: “abc are interested in buying xyz, they have done”. Us? “abc are interested in buying Newcastle, buuuuut there’s this little snag, they’re really interested though, honest, maybe if you stopped protesting it would help, maybe you’re just better of with Mike… That ok Kevin?”

  • JohnnyH

    It’s the Donald, he’s going to ‘ make Newcastle great again ‘

    • Carverlier football

      He’s heard we’ve got a wall…

      • Peaky

        👏👏👏 satire….love it…😂🤣😂

    • panther

      that would be mint

    • AbusedCourier

      A fat orange b******* replacing an FCB!

  • Tweed Mag

    This is the third ‘takeover’ story in as many weeks (Kenyon/Saudi/Rich Americans). Funny how they coincide with poor form on the pitch and increasing pressure on Ashley. All we can confidently believe is what Rafa says at his press conference – everything else is lies or complete fantasy (over to you Monkseaton-Moscow).

    • Themoscow72

      See comment above but for Ashley to go we need a buyer a point very few people on here realise. £300m a bargain buy sale of the century.

      • Tweed Mag

        Yes, I think we all know we need a buyer. Do you want Ashley to sell and leave? Yes or no.

      • East Durham Mag

        I bet he told you that in a lift.

    • Lord

      Also coinciding with an upcoming transfer window where funds will undoubtedly frozen due to takeover uncertainty. Getting a feeling of deja vu.

  • Down Under Mag

    Ashley wants 300m which prospective buyers are worried about because of our league position, new buyers wanting to see if we are going to go on a good run to get out of trouble.

    We go on a good run and look certainties to be safe and suddenly Ashley wants more for the club because it is guaranteed TV money and Premiership status which puts off new owners.

    This is the conundrum…assuming you actually believe the B.S. about us being up for sale in the first place of course!

  • Tino o

    now when have I heard this before???

    • panther

      stagger from disaster to disaster and repeat, fatty still gets paid

  • killymag

    more click bait from Jim , get a life . I can not understand how you are allowed to write on here with the garbage you report

  • Big Hairy Man

    It’s in the Daily Mail…. enough said 💤💤💤

  • GlasgowMag

    Is there anybody still about that believes this BS. Club is not for sale never has been!! Only way this guy is going is by force,keep up the protests guys key is still the SD brand, keep targeting this archilies heel and hopefully one day he will be gone!!! Ashley out!!!

  • BanJones

    The Daily Fail says….. so it must be true.

  • Ashley-out

    same rubbish, different year.

  • TeessideMag

    All rubbish. Same thing was said at this point last year… We ended up safe from relegation and guess what.. All went quiet. All just trying to distract us from what’s going on and keep spirits up, despite only having 2 bloody league points

    • MadMag83

      Yep! Although last year he put the price up once relegation fears eased. If he is genuinely interested in selling the club then he needs to get it sold before January. To do so he either needs to reduce his asking price, or accept some risk with a relegation clause. If he thinks this club has enough quality to survive​ then why is he so panicked when investors want some sort of cushion against relegation?

      • Viru leckworth

        I go along with that. I think he has had enough but he has procrastinated too long and made to many unbelievable decisions to facilitate a smooth takeover. Despite my doubts, I am keeping fingers crossed.

  • Dutch

    Here we go again. Last year Amanda Staveley with clauses. Into October repetition all over again. Ashley will not sell so let’s just get on with it and do the best we can. Ashley OUT.

    • HarryHype59

      Ground hog day syndrome!

  • HarryHype59

    If our idiot owner had allowed Rafa to spend the Mitro money on an EPL quality striker, we wouldn’t be in the bottom three. Ashley would then have a far better chance of selling the club and making a good profit, despite being an absolute [email protected] owner.

    His obsession with short term cost cutting means another relegation battle and inability to sell. Mike Ashley may be a master businessman in budget high street retail, he is however a truly woeful owner of NUFC.

    Ashley out!

    • panther

      his sports direct plan is hardly any kind of masterstroke, mill and workhouse owners were doing this in victorian times, you just have to have no conscience or empathy to another living being

  • Peaky

    FFS man…give it and us afucking break….the club is NOT up for sale therefore this is NOT going to happen….🤬🤬🤬

    • Carverlier football

      You’re right it’s not for sale – not until we make it too painful for him to keep us! KEEP UP THE PRESSURE!!

      • FatParosite

        You’re both right. I think the overall narrative is changing. Ashley STILL has no intention of selling but his biggest asset at the club is also proving to be the catalyst for change. It must irritate Ashley that the biggest wage he forked out for a manager and that manager is proving to be someone prising his fingers off the club. Ashley HAS run out of lies.A day of reckoning is on it’s way.

        • panther

          Ashley will just keep recycling the same lies

  • Paul Patterson

    “take Newcastle to the next level globally”


    To be able to compete in England would be a first . .

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Why didn’t they show interest in the summer?

    • FatParosite

      Because Ashley is NOT selling.

  • Wezza

    Uh huh.

  • Mike

    Its Disney!!! Welcome Micky Mouse and Dumbo

  • Peaky

    That’s Arabs & Americans already this week….expect a ‘massive bid’ from an Aborigine consortium by Friday pm…..

    • Ron

      …..followed swiftly by a corrupt politician from the Far East who can seal the deal by throwing in empty shop fronts in Bangkok and Saigon.

  • Toon

    There you go ‘support the team, not the regime’ excuse makers. Are you going to swallow this total rubbish from Ashley PR or actually wake up and realise you are having the p**** taken out of you, again?

    • Phildene

      Well said Toon!!!

  • toonterrier

    Get ready to book your seats in the Trump stand.

  • Leazes.

    That another reason why the club isn’t for sale! If he had wanted to sell he wouldn’t have placed the club on the brink of relegation…..constantly……. its a game!

    • Ron

      With one winner and 55,000+++ losers

  • NUFCDan

    Nonsense released by Ashleys PR firm to his mates in the press to give an excuse as to why he spends no money in January despite relegation looking a certainty

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  • wheyayeman

    Fat Ash hasn’t finished sucking the life out of the remnants of our once strong club yet and the phenomenal income renews itself every time we hang onto Prem survival. Why sell?

  • East Durham Mag

    Yet more blatant lies and sh*te from Bishop & Co at the request of the Fat Pig.

  • Blackburn1066

    What a load of tosh! NUFC is not and never was for sale.

  • Foggy

    Sick of reading this drivel churned out by reporters who have F-all to write about. And regurgitated ad nauseam on forums.

    • Blackburn1066

      That’s it in a nut shell mate

  • London_Mag

    In the summer i messaged Mark Zuckerberg on Linkedin asking him to consider buying us.

    I reckon this is total bollocks though. Unfortunately.