There are reports that Italian Serie A club AS Roma have contacted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over a potential takeover of the club.
Salman’s hope of acquiring Premier League club Newcastle United for £300million has been dealt a big blow as English officials claim to have received new documents over piracy accusations.
It was gathered that concerns arose after evidence establishes a clear link between the Saudi state and a pirate TV service which streams sporting events illegally.
But the Magpies are looking to make themselves a force to reckon with in the English top-flight division next season and have started contacting players including Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo as well as Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
The St. James’ Park team have also reportedly made former Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino their target manager, but all that will now go into the trash.
SunSport has earlier reported that no fewer than ten Premier League teams are raised concerns about the Saudi-based consortium taking over Newcastle and they are not in support.
And now, allegations have it that there is a secret discussion between Bin Salman and Italian club Roma.
According to the Daily Star, the Serie A side’s owner James Pallotta has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer with hints that Newcastle possible takeover is yet to be approved.
It was stated that Roma are now trying to hijack Newcastle possible takeover bid as the Pallotta has reportedly been planning to sell the club for the past two years.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who recently paid £300million to acquire Premier League club Newcastle United has splashed £230million on the stunning 50,000 sq ft French chateau, SunSport reports.