Henry Mauriss has made official contact with Mike Ashley to try and push through a takeover of Newcastle United, according to the Daily Mirror.
As per the outlet, the American has underlined his commitment to buy the Tyneside club after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group failed with their £300 million deal with Ashley.
Is a Newcastle takeover still possible with Mauriss?
A source close to Mauriss has claimed that he is still interested in buying the Magpies and is totally focused on trying to get a deal with the chief executive of Sports Direct over the line.
However, they did warn that the whole process will not be played out in public and that he has been watching the recent developments and having resulting talks with his advisers.
Ashley and his lawyers are aware of the businessman’s interest as they had discussions of their own in December.
Indeed, Ashley has previously challenged him to bid for the Magpies as the proposed takeover from the Saudi-led consortium collapsed as they cut the wire on their own deal.
The buying side decided to pull the plug as they felt as if the Premier League and its chief executive Richard Masters were simply taking too long to make their final decision.
With the start of the new 2020/21 season fast approaching, coupled up with the fact the summer transfer window has officially opened, perhaps one can understand as to why the would-be owners withdrew their bid.
Nevertheless, Mauriss, who now believes that he is in pole position to buy the Toon, may be able to swoop in at their expense, providing that his talks with Ashley are successful.
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