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Amanda Staveley Hints She Could Still Purchase Newcastle United

Amanda Staveley
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Financier Amanda Staveley has "given fresh hope" of a deal to buy EPL side Newcastle United from Mike Ashley, "insisting that she has no problem with the controversial owner," according to Ben Nagle of the London DAILY MAIL. Her PCP Capital Partners investment firm made three offers to buy the club at the end of '17, but talks fell through when Ashley dismissed her as a "time-waster." Now, just a year later, Staveley spoke out about the St. James' Park club and admits there is "still a chance a deal can be done in the future." She said, "We are big fans of Newcastle, big fans of the team. We have no issue with Mr. Ashley, that is water under the bridge. It's still an interesting club to us, the fans are fantastic, but we are looking at a lot of clubs" (DAILY MAIL, 2/14).