There’s some interesting and potentially good news in the Daily Mail today for Newcastle fans, and we hope it is true, but you can never be sure, of course.
The Mail reports that Anil Ambani is expected to go ahead with his interest of buying Newcastle United from current unpopular owner Mike Ashley, although the reports suggest the Indian billionaire may move to buy Newcastle himself, rather than through his telecommunications business company, Reliance Communications.
Mike Ashley has put around £230M into Newcastle since he bought the club last summer, and it is thought he would be willing to sell for anywhere north of around £260M.
Ambani, who is just 49 years old, is thought to be the sixth richest man in the world at present with a net worth of about £24B.
It would be good if these rumors are true, and certainly they don’t seem to be going away, with nobody coming out and denying them specifically, and there was news earlier this morning there will be a meeting with his people and Ashley in London, sometime this week.
We just have to hope these rumors are indeed true, and provide a way out of this nightmare for the faithful fans of the Tyneside club.
But then again the Daily Mail doesn’t have a great track record – but perhaps they’re right on this one – we hope so.