One thing the Newcastle club is getting better at is that whenever there’s a daft report in the papers, especially on Sundays, they immediately deny it.
Mike Ashley and MD Derek Llambias
And the Sunday Mirror reported today that they knew that an Indian Billionaire, who remained anonymous, was in advanced talks about acquiring Newcastle United, and that representative had already been to visit the Newcastle club.
That may sound convincing but apparently it’s just not true, not true in the least in fact.
We know news is slow, very slow on Newcastle at the moment, with no games this weekend, but why make up stories like that? We know – to sell newspapers – and after all it is a Sunday.
The Evening Chronicle have issued a statement on their web-site which says they have been in touch with a Newcastle source today, and this is what they told them:
“There are no truth in these reports.” “It’s all news to anybody here.”
Oh well, maybe it will be a Russian or Chinese who bids for the club before next Sunday’s papers come out.
Forbes Magazine only last week said that China nearly doubled its number of billionaires to 115 over the previous twelve months, while Russia and Brazil posted two-thirds jumps to 101 and 30, respectively.
And Moscow is now home to the most Billionaires with 79, followed by New York with 58.
But it looks like Mike Ashley will be staying on Tyneside for the foreseeable future.