Manchester United's Hope Of A £4bn Saudi Takeover Over As Mohammed bin Salman Closes In On £300m Newcastle Deal

Manchester United's chances of being bought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appear to be all but over in light of his move to buy Newcastle.

The Saudi Royal was strongly linked with an Old Trafford takeover in October 2018, worth an astonishing £4billion, and rumours of his interest have refused to fizzle out.

But on Tuesday, it emerged that a £300m deal for Amanda Staveley to buy Newcastle from Mike Ashley is in place, with Staveley having the backing of Salman's Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which will take an 80 per cent stake in the club.