Mike Ashley, owner of English football club Newcastle United, denied yesterday that he is negotiating with Icelandic businessmen Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson and Pálmi Haraldsson to sell a large share of his club.
“There is absolutely no truth in us being in talks to sell the club whatsoever,” a spokesman for Ashley told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. “If anything Mike and his team are getting a bit fed up with all this sort of speculation and just want to get on with the job.”
When asked about the rumors, Haraldsson only said Newcastle is a great club with a great manager and that he had been a fan for a long time.
Channel 2 reported yesterday that Haraldsson had admitted that he had also been interested in the club as an investor, but that a leak to the media had ruined a potential business deal.
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