Rafa has given his press conference and he revealed Mike Ashley told him two to three weeks ago that the attempted takeover by Amanda Staveley would not go through.
Rafa has also been positive on his talks with Mike Ashley and he said the current owner told him he would try to do something to get his targets into the club this month.
This is some of what Rafa has said during his press conference this afternoon:
“Now all these things are in the media.”
“Mike Ashley told me the takeover with PCP would not go through, that was two to three weeks ago.”
“But he told me we would work together to try to get players in the transfer window.” “We have targets and we are trying to progress.”
“He has the names and targets and he told me he would try to do something. “
“We are looking to bring in anyone who is good enough to improve us, permanent or loan.” “It was positive.”
“My future is tomorrow against Manchester City, that is it. Football is football, but I am not thinking about that.”
The transfer business does seem to be picking up at Newcastle with several players heavily linked in the last few days.
Of course, there are only 12 days left in this window and Rafa must strengthen the side.
We have been linked today with a loan move for Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Rafa is trying to sign Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for €6M on a permanent deal.
We need about four good players brought into the club before the end of the month, and then we’ll have a decent chance of staying in the Premier League for next season.