But he also reported that Mike Ashley has an ongoing dialogue with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and wants the deal to go through.
Sky Sports News reported that sources close to Ashley have confirmed Newcastle’s statement from a fortnight ago that he was “committed” to the deal.
Contracts were signed more than four months ago, granting the deal, only for the deal to be stuck in owner and manager testing.
According to a new report, “Newcastle owner Ashley is personally trying to resolve the situation and is 100% committed to finding a way to take back control. ”
It is understood that even though PIF has moved away – and they insist that this is not a tactic to force the problem, just genuine disenchantment with the process – they could come back if there was. a way to reasonably meet the demands of the Premier League.
Pressure was put on the league with more than 40 MPs writing to the authorities. A petition calling for an independent investigation into the deal has been signed by more than 100,000 fans, but the Premier League continues to respond to requests for disclosure.
Ashley’s commitment to the deal – as US interest in the club continues – has given fans hope this long-running saga may not have seen its final yet. chapter.