A senior agent, who has several internationals looking for new clubs, told his friends that he thought the Newcastle deal was in sight. And another interviewee by the Notebook said that the advisers continue to talk about United as a potential destination during the near season, especially given the contraction in the transfer market.
The takeover is with the Premier League, with no set date or timeframe for a decision to be made on whether to authorize the advancement of the consortium negotiated by Amanda Staveley and supported by Saudi Arabia. Buyers remain optimistic, but the process is taking longer than expected.
While the Premier League is working with what one source has billed for the most complicated process it has ever dealt with, resolution is clearly needed with a third agent talking about “confusion” to talk to.
The club is effectively in limbo in the meantime with contract talks and key decisions being placed in a cold room until the situation is resolved. It seems confused that for many agents, it is the potential owners rather than the current custodians who are now the first port of call for transfer requests.
One issue that should be resolved, however, is the provision of loans to the three players on loan from United. The Spurs will allow Danny Rose to stay and finish the season at St James ‘Park when no problems are expected with Valentino Lazaro and Nabil Bentaleb remaining until the end of the extended campaign. However, who makes a decision on the next step remains confused. (MARYLAND)
The future owners of Newcastle United have been informed of the importance of Strawberry Place to the future of the club, the Notebook understands.
It is understood that during a series of substantive meetings that the future owners held before the buyout was confirmed, hopefully the issue of Strawberry Place was raised by stakeholders.
Mike Ashley sold the land for £ 9 million for residential and office development, which was approved by the council in November despite protests from Newcastle fans. NUST, among others, said the development could block possible soil expansion.
It is not clear if new owners could or even want to buy the land given the work already done on the project, but the idea was certainly presented to them. They were counseled on “easy wins” in the first days or weeks of a new diet, but Strawberry Place is a much more complicated problem.
The High Street group, which bought the controlling stake in January, said the plans were “progressing on schedule” and obtained a £ 10 million bridge loan from Reditum Capital in May to support the project. (MARYLAND)
The highly rated QPR Eberechi Eze is watched by Newcastle United.
The attacking midfielder, who has had a sensational impact in the championship this season, is an English under-21 international and has drawn interest from Spurs and West Ham.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding future owners, Steve Nickson must work on his current list of lenses without being clear whether potential buyers would be looking at different types of lenses.
But Eze would check boxes for any potential owner. And it is understood that he is part of a crop of promising young players likely to have an impact in the Premier League identified and followed by United talents. (MARYLAND)
Questions remain as to whether the Premier League is in possession of a report which some say concludes that Saudi Arabia has not done enough to stop the piracy of television.
The World Trade Organization has examined a dispute raised by Qatar, which accused Saudi Arabia of having failed to protect the intellectual property rights of its neighbor.
The report is expected to be released next month, but it is alleged that the Premier League has had the report for almost two weeks. This is despite the fact that the WTO maintains that all findings should remain confidential until the report is released.
When asked to confirm or deny Premier League access to the report, a WTO spokesperson told ChronicleLive: “Dispute settlement procedures are confidential to the parties and the results of the dispute settlement procedures are only available when reports, duly translated, have been circulated to WTO Members. ”
This could prompt some to wonder how the Premier League came into possession of the document which has not yet been published and whether a Member State has broken confidentiality.
Sources close to the purchasing sector remain optimistic about the completion of the takeover of Newcastle United, while Saudi Arabia maintains that it has acted quickly on the issue of piracy. (A M)