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Ashley to snub £200m offer for Newcastle United?

Newcastle United at long last seem to have a buyer. After Mike Ashley’s round-the-world trip, the suffering Tyneside club have now got an offer – from a Nigerian consortium.

It has been reported that the interested party, with whom Ashley had earlier been in discussion, has put more than £200 million on the table.

Chris Nathaniel, spokesperson for the consortium, said: “It’s up to Newcastle now — the consortium have put an offer in. We will still have to go through all the legal side of it and due diligence needs to be carried out.

“These people know what they are doing and are very enthusiastic about Newcastle.”

However, Ashley might not accept the offer. He wants at least £400 million for the club and his greed could ward the Nigerians off.

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