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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Soccer Saturday panel have discussed the prospect of a 'big six' intervention against the Newcastle United takeover. Elsewhere, Mark Douglas has provided an update on where things stand in regards to Mike Ashley's prospective sale of the Magpies. Here are your top Newcastle United stories for May 4: Stelling on takeover theory The theory that the Premier League's so-called 'big six' influenced the outcome of the Saudi-led takeover bid of Newcastle United is not as far fetched as it might sound according to Sky Sports' Jeff Stelling. The Soccer Saturday presenter spoke about the belief that clubs such as Tottenham and Liverpool put pressure on top-flight bosses to reject the attempted buy-out - and following the European Super League proposals said the theory, which was put forward by Amanda Staveley, might not be 'so daft.' The discussion on the takeover - which is currently set for arbitration - began with Paul Merson, a panellist on the show, joking that the deal had been going on longer than a 'sofa sale that will end on Bank Holiday.' Read More Related Articles 'Not so daft' - Jeff Stelling on claims the 'big six' stopped the Newcastle United takeover Takeover latest With safety almost assured during this strangest of seasons, Newcastle United fans will hope for some form of resolution to the longest running takeover saga. So much rests on a deal which has now bubbled in the background for more than a year. A brighter future with more investment is at stake if the takeover goes through - but that is less than assured. Mike Ashley, Yasir Al-Rumayyan and Amanda Staveley The alternative is almost certain to be Steve Bruce with a limited transfer budget and the hope that the club is able to improve on this year's struggle. You can follow the latest story about the deal here. But this is the definitive update on exactly where the long-running saga remains. Read More Related Articles Newcastle United takeover latest - Where the deal currently stands amid confident talk Castore's F1 deal Formula One team McLaren have today announced a new partnership with sportswear brand Castore in a deal set to last multiple years. The premium sportswear brand's rapid growth shows absolutely no signs of waning ahead of an expected announcement they will takeover manufacture of Newcastle and Wolves’ kits from next season. Phil and Tom Beahon from Castore Sportswear (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo) Provided both clubs survive the drop, it will mark Castore's Premier League debut and the latest jewel in an impressive sports apparel portfolio that has seriously blasted off in the last 18 months. Read More Related Articles Castore announce new partnership deal with McLaren F1 McClen interview Things were getting a little heated inside Newcastle United's plush hotel in the Far East as cabin fever set in.
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Jamie McClen celebrates after scoring for Newcastle United against Peterborough in the FA Cup fourth-round tie at London Road on January 27, 2002
The players typically sat at the same seats each night so McClen was sure Dyer was still going to rock up beside him for the team meal. With a half an hour to go until players and staff were due downstairs, Dyer's water glass was rimmed with chilli powder. The trap was set but there was an unexpected hitch: Sir Bobby Robson was next to make his way into the dining room and, you guessed it, the Newcastle manager sat next to McClen.
'The hottest chilli' - The untold story of the Newcastle team meal prank that went badly wrong
Arteta on Willock Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has shared his view that Newcastle United is the 'right place' for Joe Willock to develop away from The Emirates but has dealt a blow to the Magpies with their attempts to keep the midfielder next season.
Joe Willock of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring against Liverpool at Anfield on April 24, 2021
Willock has impressed since joining the Magpies on loan back in January - scoring four goals - and it seems Arteta is keen to give the 21-year-old a chance this summer. “He has a chance", Arteta replied when asked whether Willock would be given a chance in pre-season to prove himself.
Mikel Arteta says Newcastle is the 'right place' for Joe Willock but will give him chance to impress
Ba on next club Demba Ba has hinted a return to English football is 'an option' as the former Newcastle United fans' favourite looks to 'find joy again'. The Senegalese striker is currently looking for a new club following his release from Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir last month. Ba scored 26 goals in 83 matches and helped the club to lift their first Super Lig last season, but has parted ways following a breakdown in his relationship with manager Aykut Kocaman.
Demba Ba (L) of Medipol Basaksehir greets fans on the way to Fatih Terim Stadium with an open top bus to participate celebrations after winning the Turkish Super Lig title, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 26, 2020
The former Magpies forward celebrates his 36th birthday later this month, but is still keen to continue playing and has identified England as a possible next destination. Ba has enjoyed something of a nomadic career since departing St James' Park in January 2013, and the striker admits it would have been 'special' to spend a decade with one club.
'Find joy again' - Former Newcastle United favourite Demba Ba teases return to England
Shearer on ankle injury Alan Shearer has revealed he could tell he lost 'half a yard of pace' when he recovered from a serious ankle injury at Newcastle United.
Shearer caught his studs in the turf during a pre-season friendly against Chelsea at Goodison Park in 1997 and fractured and dislocated his ankle. Shearer, who previously bounced back from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during his spell at Blackburn, came through another gruelling rehab to return to action just six months later.
Alan Shearer opens up on legacy of Newcastle blow that coincided with Dalglish's 'smack in face'
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