Report updates on Newcastle United's takeover bid, as new twist emerges

DIC negotiator Amanda Staveley takes her seat before Liverpool took on Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League semi-final football match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, north...

Mike Ashley has put Newcastle United up for sale, with two parties now interested.

DIC negotiator Amanda Staveley takes her seat before Liverpool took on Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League semi-final football match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, north...

According to a report in the Telegraph, Newcastle United now have another interested party in taking over the club.

Mike Ashley has put Newcastle up for sale, but he is not willing to let the club go on the cheap.

Amanda Staveley has been trying to agree a takeover of the Magpies, but still has some work to do before any deal is signed.

A general view of St James' Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

There is now some doubt over whether Staveley will be able to agree a deal for Newcastle.

And the Telegraph has now suggested that another party are interested in taking over the St. James’ Park club.

Their interest in the Magpies is thought to be at an early stage, but Rafael Benitez may be hoping that a deal is done sooner rather than later.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

Benitez wants to spend money on upgrading his squad in the January transfer window, but is expected to have a limited budget if Ashley remains at the helm.

Newcastle need to improve their current squad, with the Tyneside club currently sitting in 14th place in the Premier League table.

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