Nasser Al-Kharafi Could Be Favorite To Buy Newcastle


The Sun is reporting today that Kuwaiti businessman Nasser Al-Kharafi is in serious discussions with Keith Harris and the Seymour Pierce bank about buying Newcastle United.

Nasser Al-Kharafi – favorite to buy Newcastle?

The last we heard any news was a week last Tuesday when Keith Harris said there were 7 bidders and three were large consortiums, that had some big money, and we expect Al-Kharafind his family could well be one of them.

We have no idea if this news is true, but we do understand all first bids are in now, and that Harris will be looking at the deals and talking more closely with those bidders that look the best for the club.

It’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that he is talking with Nasser Al-Kharafi, who has been linked with buying the club since mid-September, and has never denied it.

The Sun is reporting today the deal will be made through an Abu Dhabi company but Al-Kharafi is the man behind it. He is worth £7.5B ($12B), and is listed as the world’s 46th richest man on the Forbes Billionaires list.

The proverbial source, this time close to the family is reported to have said:

“Newcastle intrigues them and there’s a real chance they could get the club.”

“It is possible the deal could be done by next week.”

We would take that quote with a large pinch of salt.

But we do expect something from Keith Harris, the sooner the better, on who will be the new owners of Newcastle United. Bear in mind that it could take around 5-6 weeks once the owners are announced, to do the full due diligence on the club, unless some of that is going on now.

We need the news owners in – at the latest by mid-December – so we can fully participate in the January transfer window, and shore up our squad as far as both numbers and skill are concerned.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    ……………………………Given……………………………
    Beye………Coloccini……….Taylor………Bassong..
    ……………………………Butt………………………………
    Jonas…………………………………………………..Duff
    ………………..Guthrie…………N’Zogbia………………
    ………………………….Martins………………………….

    He’s definetly our buyer,his name always surrounds NUFC.

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    But according to the news, Keith Harris’s gonna be on the nest series of I’m a celebrity get me outta here!

    Unlesss he leaves Orvil to do the talking!!

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Ou bloody hell,finally my formation came through 🙂

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Newacstle intrigues…..? Newcastle shinnanigans I’d say!

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  • Tomasi

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    ……………………………Given……………………………
    Beye………Coloccini……….Taylor………Bassong..
    …………………………………….Butt…………
    ……..………..Guthrie…………………………………
    Jonas………………………………………………Duff
    ………………………..………Martins…………..
    ……………..Ameobi

    Ameobi deserves another go after his effort against Man City. And as its a derby we need someone with strength up front!
    Too early to start Barton yet…

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 24, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    it is in the Sun – enough said !!!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Harper
    Beye-Colo-Bassong-Enrique
    Jonas-Barton-Guthrie-Zog
    Martins-Duff

    …Bench: Given-Butt-Geremi-Taylor-Xisco-Ranger-Ameobi…

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    the sun…Ha ha ha ha ha!..

    …Waste of trees!..

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  • AndyT

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Given
    Beye Taylor Collocini Bassong

    Barton/Butt Guthrie
    Jonas N’Zogbia
    Duff

    Martins
    If they can keep their discipline like they did against citeh, I think this will be a good lineup. Jonas Duff and Zogs can interchange and confuse markers/drag them out of position. With either full back and one of Guthrie or Barton bombing on and the other holding back and providing a possession/direction change pass option would force them to defend in numbers and leave us 3 against 2 at the back with either Barton or Guthrie in position to try and prevent any fast counter. Jonas we know works his socks off and gets back to cover. Hopefully having had a taste of LB, Zogs will now get back and cover more if he’s playing on the left of midfield. Duffer and Martins press quite well in the op half of the pitch. I think this team wouldn’t give them much time on the ball, has good creativity and reasonable pace.

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  • ObaMartins

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Joey Barton will get his Chance against Sunderland, he is a tought tackler and will be needed in this Game, he deserves his chance as people make mistakes and i for One will be supporting Him…..It was great to see the way he tackled nasri…Go joe

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Any one know the manual installation of football manager 2008

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #12

    the sun is still claimin’ there was a’deadline’ for bids…Ask keith harris you plebs, he said there wasn’t…
    …They just continue to push the crap they want us to believe…Never let the facts get in the way… Huh?..

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  • JJ

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Ganiyu

    If you got an origninal game, you just keep clicking “next” until the game installs…

    If not, you install the game, then copy the patch, and paste it in your harddrive.

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    OBAMARTINS u dick bartons a thug and no role model he will end up doing life like his mug ov a brother so get ur head from up ur arse

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    my team

    ______________given______________

    beye_______taylor____colo________bass

    __________barton____guth___________
    spidey___________duff_____________zog
    ______________oba_________________

    probable team

    ______________given________________

    beye_______taylor____colo_________bass

    jonas_______butt_____guth_________duff

    ___________shola____oba____________

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  • Mark

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Hopefully true, probably not, its the Sun.

    Tomorrow Id play

    Given
    Beye
    Coloccini
    Taylor
    Bassong

    Geremi
    Guthrie
    Butt

    Duff
    Jonas

    Martins

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  • Mark

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Joey Barton is our player, lets support the lad, Ive met him, my face was intact when I left, he is a spot on bloke…unlike Andy Carroll. he lives round the corner from me, seen him in sainsburys once, said hello to him, he just blanked me, tosser. who does he think he is like?

    JOEY JOEY JOEY OHHH COME ON BARTON HELP US SOARE

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    U LOT WONT BE STICKING UP FOR BARTON WEN HE DUS OBA HE A RACIST

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  • Tozvaldo

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Beyethegreat, prefer your probable team, Shola deserves a start and anyone who doesn’t get behind barton is not a true supporter, he’ll play to his full ability and give his all to the team.

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  • neeraj

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #20

    THE SUN
    needless to say anything more

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  • Micky Toon

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    1) Batty go back under your sunderland rock.

    2)What’s with all the team formations? I thought this was a story about someone interested in buying the club not a bloody computer game discussion?

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #22

    BARTON JUST A TOSS PLAYER

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    MICKY TOON WHO WERE U NAMED AFTER CHOPRA THE TRAITOR

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24

    OR ONE OV UR MAMS PUNTERS

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  • Nobby'sDad

    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Nobby’s Dad // Oct 18, 2008 at 12:30

    Holy Grail….believe me my information is 100% correct. I know it sounds like a wind – up but it’s not. My information has not come from Seymore Pierce it’s come from someone inside the company who will handle the sale (ie the law firm). I don’t want to say more…..sure the buyers may have signed a confidentiality agreement but the solicitors haven’t. Things are moving on next week…….and the company do lots of work for Middle East clients and my neice thinks the buyer will be from there. I’m not asking that you believe me because only time will tell.

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————My post of 18th October (see under ‘Kinnear Happy to Stay at Newcastle for life) – no’s 12 and 26. I had some information from my neice in London that a deal for the club was going through and the legal team were in Newcastle 20th – 23rd to draw up the sale contract. This is 100% true.

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  • Tom1664

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Batty, please.

    Capital letters do nothing to your argument. Try and use real words (I know this might be a bit of an effort, but it helps all of us smack your “points” down with greater relevance). And if you are going to make snide and baseless accusations, can we pick on someone other than Barton? It’s just cliched.

    Cheers

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #27

    this might have some legs to it,there are a few other papers running with this story.

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  • Ally

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Nobby’sDad good work if this is true then ur info was spot on!

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #29

    when david batty played for the toon me fatha always called him backward batty because of his back passing.
    NEVER HAS THE NAME BACKWARD BATTY BEEN MORE APPROPRIATE THAN NOW!!!!.

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #30

    i,ve just seen that dour faced welsh c##t hughsy on pie sports saying the red card should have stood.
    that bloke is a complete tosser.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Jj-what is the name of the patch and where do i download it

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #32

    SKIND DO U KNOW WHO UR DAD IS LIKE

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #33

    batty shoulnt ther be a ‘boy’ at the end of ur name, now sling ya hook u faggot makem tramp!!
    joey barton may be a thug but at leasts hes not into beastyality, KEANO, HE WANKS HIS DOG YOU KNOW!!!!!!!

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  • batty

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #34

    NICK 69 U NO U DO 69 WITH A BLOKE

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #35

    batty what makes you think barton is a racist

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #36

    NO I DO ONE WIV UR MOTHER

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #37

    batty you forgot to spell out your name correctly ,you just put batty and missed out BOY from the end.
    here batty not to worry i hear there doing a tax rebate for the mentally handicapped you,ll be quids in.

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  • skin d

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #38

    dirty mackem ,dirty monkey mackem,dirty mackem your from scumberland.

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Batty seems to be getting a bit carried away……. time for his afternoon nap I’d say!!

    ps Better fasten the strait jacket again and be ready to give him the injection.

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  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh, call the social worker for Nick69!

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