Thereâ€™s been a lot of takeover speculation on Newcastle United over the weekend and even today.
Alan Shearer - has immediately denied any link to North East bid for Newcastle
We think thatâ€™s because, with no Premier league games over the weekend, thereâ€™s a shortage of news. Seems that Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United to whoever has been brought up a couple of times.
First of all that stalwart of real news the News Of The World has stated that Shearer has been asked to front a bid for the club by North East Businessmen. Shearer has completely denied this today, not only that he is the front, but he knows nothing about any group of North East Businessmen even wanting to buy the club. Oh well.
One thing wrong with the NOTW story was the offer quoted was Â£250M, which is what Ashley has already spent on Newcastle United. Why would Ashley accept that offer?
Today the Sun, another top newspaper that is fond of making up stories when things are slack, is reporting that Mike Ashley has approached DIC, the Dubai based group, telling them they are available for Â£300M. We think itâ€™s interesting the figure has now increased to Â£300M. Oh, and in case you are still interested, DIC was said to turn down the offer to buy Newcastle United at Â£300M. Guess this must have all happened last night.Â Â
And the other laughable thing is the new agencies and papers report the story on DIC, and also yesterday’s story involving Alan Shearer – and then come to the conclusion that with these two bids it’s now quite obvious that Mike Ashley wants out at Newcastle. Logic is a little shaky to say the least.
Donâ€™t believe one word of this â€“ itâ€™s all just utter nonsense, or as my mother used to tell us â€“ a load of tripe!