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Ashley hopes to complete sale of Newcastle before January

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is hopeful that he can complete the sale of the club before January.

This follows confirmation from the controversial businessman that he is considering 4 bids of over £300 million, all of them from overseas groups, for his shares in the club that he has owned for more than 11 years.

According to BT Sport, potential bidders include investors from the United States, the Middle East and Turkey, as well as a consortium headed by former Manchester United chief executive, Peter Kenyon.

The news is sure to gladden the hearts of many of the club’ s supporters who have become disenchanted with Ashley’s perceived lack of interest in the club, and failure to provide manager Rafa Benitez with meaningful funds to spend on transfers. That has seen them publicly protest against Ashley at a number of home matches, suggesting that all parties will be happy to bring his regime at the club to an end.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.