Mick Quinn wants Peter Kenyon rumour to be true, Newcastle fans sceptical

Chelsea's Chief Executive Peter Kenyon adresses the media at Chelsea FC Training ground on July 15, 2009 in Cobham, Surrey.

Peter Kenyon is being linked with a Newcastle United takeover bid.

Bruce Buck the chairman of Chelsea chats to Peter Kenyon on his last day of being the Chelsea Chief Executive | Location: Bolton, England, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United's dismal start to the Premier League season continued on Saturday afternoon as they lost 2-0 at home to Leicester City – but that wasn't the only Magpies news to come out from the weekend.

Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire found the net to give the Foxes all three points at St James' Park, meaning Rafael Benitez has claimed just two points from the first seven games of the campaign.

The Spaniard has mostly avoided the blame so far, given that he has been the victim of a lack of financial backing from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, who put the club up for sale a year ago and has been even more reluctant to invest ever since.

 

Newcastle somehow ended the summer transfer window in profit, and the results on the pitch suggest that Benitez is in desperate need of an injection of cash – especially as his contract expires this summer and he could move on if he isn't given the backing he needs and ultimately deserves.

Amanda Staveley was the only serious name in the frame to takeover the club last year and early into this year, but another name has been touted over the weekend in Peter Kenyon.

Famous for his spells with Manchester United and Chelsea, Kenyon is now believed to be interested in taking over Newcastle, with Sky News reporting that he is plotting a takeover of the Magpies.

Chelsea's Chief Executive Peter Kenyon adresses the media at Chelsea FC Training ground on July 15, 2009 in Cobham, Surrey.

Kenyon, whose time in football has been littered with trophies having represented two of the country's biggest clubs, is believed to be talking to potential backers about joining forces to buy Newcastle and finally get Ashley out of St James' Park.

Some Newcastle fans are optimistic about Kenyon potentially arriving at the club, with ex striker Mick Quinn taking to Twitter to beg for the rumour to be true, but others are completely sceptical, believing Ashley has leaked the rumour in order to justify not giving Benitez money for the January transfer window, urging other fans not to believe his PR machine.

Chelsea's Chief Executive Peter Kenyon at a press conference to announce another three extension to their Sponsorship,held at Chelsea FC Training ground on July 15, 2009 in Cobham, Surrey.

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