Premier League: Newcastle United owner's lawyer says many interested in buying club since selling announcement
PCP Capital Partners, the investment firm run by Amanda Staveley, expressed interest in bidding around $400 million for Newcastle after Ashley announced he would sell the club after 10 years in charge.
A number of parties have expressed interest in buying Newcastle United after owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, his lawyer Andrew Henderson said on Thursday.
PCP Capital Partners, the investment firm run by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, expressed interest in bidding around $400 million for the club after Ashley announced he would sell the club after 10 years in charge.
“Since Monday, a number of additional parties have come forward which we believe to be credible,” Ashley’s lawyer said in a statement released to Sky Sports.
“We are also continuing to engage with a number of parties with whom we had entered into negotiations prior to Monday’s announcement.”
Newcastle have been relegated twice since Ashley took charge in 2007. After winning promotion back to the Premier League last season, Rafael Benitez’s side are ninth in the standings with 11 points from eight games.
It remains possible that an agreement could be reached to avoid players having to quarantine for 10 days on their return to England from red-list countries.
The Gunners climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table with their first goal and first points of the campaign by beating Norwich 1-0 last weekend.
Dyche's success with Burnley, who are playing in the Premier League for a sixth consecutive season, had led to speculation of a move.