Amnesty International asks Premier League to consider Saudi Arabia's human rights violations ahead of Newcastle takeover
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is seeking clearance from the Premier League to take control of Newcastle United from retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley as the majority owner.
British billionaire Mike Ashley, who made his fortune from sportswear retailer Sports Direct (Frasers Group), has owned United since 2007.
Premier League: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley 'frustrated' after takeover talks with Amanda Staveley collapses
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has ended takeover talks with prospective buyer Amanda Staveley, according to reports.
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.