Saudi-led group still welcome to buy Newscastle United, says Premier League chief
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Saudi-led group still welcome to buy Newscastle United, says Premier League chief

The English Premier League has assured Newcastle United fans that there still a possibility for the Saudi-backed takeover to be reignited.

The assurance came during a 30-minute discussion between The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) and the league's chief executive Richard Masters. 

Sky Sports News reports that the Newcastle fans left the meeting with satisfactory answers to their queries and now believe that the ball is in the court of the Saudi consortium to resume talks.

The Trust later released a statement saying: "From a Trust perspective it's now over to others to decide what happens from here. We all want the same thing. At the Trust we hope the people that matter can do whatever needs to be done to allow Newcastle United to progress to where it needs to be."

The supporters' group had written to the Premier League demanding answers as to why talks had taken over 16 weeks without coming to a conclusion, and were supported by over 100 MPs.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman and businesswoman Amanda Staveley were both part of the £300m takeover bid.

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