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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article1379422.ece

 

MIKE ASHLEY is willing to sell Newcastle for £420million.

 

 

The Toon supremo named his price last month when a New York finance company made an approach to buy the club.

 

 

Ashley told private equity investors InterMedia Partners — based in the swanky Chrysler Building — he wanted £420m to seal the deal.

 

 

The Americans’ interest was so serious, owner Ashley permitted them to see all of Newcastle’s financial documents, accounts and records.

 

 

And both sides were forced to sign gagging orders, banning them from ever disclosing details of the talks.

 

 

An insider confirmed: “The Americans specialise in investing in sport and wanted to break into the soccer market in Europe.

 

They thought Newcastle would be the ideal starting place for them.”

 

 

Speculation has been rife in City markets for the past six months that mega-bucks Ashley has been on the lookout for a buyer — if the price was right.

 

 

The Yanks were hoping Ashley would sell at around £320m — and were shocked when the Toon owner wanted £100m more.

 

 

Our insider added: “As soon as Ashley asked for £420m the deal was dead.

 

 

“The Americans were interested but didn’t think they could justify that level of investment.”

 

 

Billionaire Ashley bought Newcastle from Freddy Shepherd last year for £137m and took on around £80m of debts.

 

 

But the fact he has now put a price on the club will only create more uncertainty for boss Kevin Keegan.

 

He is still rebuilding his relationship with Ashley after an outburst at the end of last term resulted in the manager being hauled down to London for showdown talks.

 

 

Seriously, why do they bother? :lol:

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article1379422.ece

 

MIKE ASHLEY is willing to sell Newcastle for £420million.

 

 

The Toon supremo named his price last month when a New York finance company made an approach to buy the club.

 

 

Ashley told private equity investors InterMedia Partners — based in the swanky Chrysler Building — he wanted £420m to seal the deal.

 

 

The Americans’ interest was so serious, owner Ashley permitted them to see all of Newcastle’s financial documents, accounts and records.

 

 

And both sides were forced to sign gagging orders, banning them from ever disclosing details of the talks.

 

 

An insider confirmed: “The Americans specialise in investing in sport and wanted to break into the soccer market in Europe.

 

They thought Newcastle would be the ideal starting place for them.”

 

 

Speculation has been rife in City markets for the past six months that mega-bucks Ashley has been on the lookout for a buyer — if the price was right.

 

 

The Yanks were hoping Ashley would sell at around £320m — and were shocked when the Toon owner wanted £100m more.

 

 

Our insider added: “As soon as Ashley asked for £420m the deal was dead.

 

 

“The Americans were interested but didn’t think they could justify that level of investment.”

 

 

Billionaire Ashley bought Newcastle from Freddy Shepherd last year for £137m and took on around £80m of debts.

 

 

But the fact he has now put a price on the club will only create more uncertainty for boss Kevin Keegan.

 

He is still rebuilding his relationship with Ashley after an outburst at the end of last term resulted in the manager being hauled down to London for showdown talks.

 

 

 

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An insider confirmed: “The Americans specialise in investing in sport "
 

 

There's not a lot of information on Intermedia out there, but it looks more like they specialize in media -- they've bought tons of cable channels and print magazines.  Doesn't look like there's any interest at all in them owning franchises of any particular sport or much in the way of investing in England.

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both sides were forced to sign gagging orders, banning them from ever disclosing details of the talks.

 

Wonder who the third party was that forced them?

 

And I wonder which side couldn't wait to break it?

 

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i'm sure he would sell the club for £420m, but isn't that a bit like when roy keane said he'd sell Kenwyne Jones for £40m? ie he's not for sale, unless you are prepared to offer totally ridiculous money.

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Quality of journalism in this country must be he lowest that its ever been.

 

Would I be right in thinking that this story has appeared just days before the players return for pre-season training. Call me cynical but would they be starting as early as possible this season to unsettle the club and its staff ??

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Does anyone want to buy my nissan micra? I can't wait to get shot of it, i'll take 35 grand just to get it off my hands. Anyone?

 

;D Think that's the first time i've laughed out loud at work at a message board post...

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Does anyone want to buy my nissan micra? I can't wait to get shot of it, i'll take 35 grand just to get it off my hands. Anyone?

 

I'd take you up on that but my executive director (cars) has said i'm getting a Corsa.

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i'm sure he would sell the club for £420m, but isn't that a bit like when roy keane said he'd sell Kenwyne Jones for £40m? ie he's not for sale, unless you are prepared to offer totally ridiculous money.

 

^ This, tbh.

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Iam impressed how many different variations of storeys they can come up with from Ashley to sell the club,Martins to Arsenal, Keegan unhappy with wise.

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Does anyone want to buy my nissan micra? I can't wait to get shot of it, i'll take 35 grand just to get it off my hands. Anyone?

 

I specialise in investing in Nissan Micras and want to break into the Nissan Micra market in Europe.

 

I thought your Nissan Micra would be the ideal starting place for me.

 

I was hoping you would sell at around £25k and was shocked when you wanted £10k more.

 

As soon as you asked for £35k the deal was dead.

 

I was interested, but didn’t think I could justify that level of investment.

 

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Does anyone want to buy my nissan micra? I can't wait to get shot of it, i'll take 35 grand just to get it off my hands. Anyone?

 

I specialise in investing in Nissan Micras and want to break into the Nissan Micra market in Europe.

 

I thought your Nissan Micra would be the ideal starting place for me.

 

I was hoping you would sell at around £25k and was shocked when you wanted £10k more.

 

As soon as you asked for £35k the deal was dead.

 

I was interested, but didn’t think I could justify that level of investment.

 

 

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