Newcastle United is currently no longer for sale just at the moment, according to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.
The Magpies have today been rocked by two more injuries to Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin.
They join Callum Wilson on the sidelines and will be out until April according to the club, and Steve Bruce’s hopes of keeping the club in the Premier League have undoubtedly been dented.
As a result of the weakening of Newcastle’s squad in the pursuit of Premier League survival, all takeover talks have apparently now been shelved.
Edwards said on Twitter: “To underline how significant this blow is, I’m told this morning all #nufc takeover conversations have been halted by Justin Barnes and the club is, effectively, no longer for sale.
“Everything paused until relegation matters decided.”
As things currently stand, Newcastle are just three points clear of the relegation zone, with the gap having been closed significantly in recent weeks by Fulham.
Scott Parker’s side are looking much improved at the back, and could fight the Magpies right to the end.
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Realistically, this should not be at all surprising.
The club are in a very precarious position right now and all focus should be on the avoiding of relegation.
The conversations that should really be taking place is whether Bruce is the man who can steer the club away from trouble and without arguably his three best players – most Magpies would argue he is not.