Sources close to the deal still are ‘very hopeful’ that Newcastle United’s takeover will go through as planned, despite another set-back, according to the Guardian.
New information has been passed to the Premier League, which puts the takeover bid for Newcastle into further doubt.
The Magpies are currently the subject of a £300 million offer from Saudi-based investors, but there is some opposition to the deal.
And the Guardian claims that new information will delay the deal from taking place.
That adds further worry for Newcastle supporters, who are desperate for a takeover to go through.
Newcastle’s fans have largely accused Mike Ashley of lacking ambition, but if their current takeover does go ahead, then they will immediately become one of the richest clubs in the world.
The Magpies’ potential new owners seem to have big ambitions to make Newcastle a real force, with some exciting managerial targets lined up.
But as it stands the takeover is taking some time to go through, and the latest update provides another road-block.
Newcastle supporters will now face an anxious wait, although the Guardian’s comment that sources close to the deal still seem optimistic over its progress is at least one positive to take.