Newcastle United fans have been reacting to a new claim about the state of the Magpies’ potential takeover.

Luke Edwards of the Telegraph claimed this morning that injuries to Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron have had a significant impact.

Apparently, Magpies officials have essentially now taken the club off the market amid the threat of relegation, which is very real.

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Almiron and Saint-Maximin will both be out until April according to a club statement, meaning Steve Bruce is now without his three best players, Callum Wilson being the other.

The manager’s squad has become severely weakened with the loss of two more key players.

There are now only three points separating Newcastle and Fulham in the Premier League table.

Scott Parker’s men are looking much improved in recent weeks and have tightened up at the back.

The double injury blow and the form of the Cottagers is seemingly enough for officials to want to shelve takeover talks for now.

On social media, some Newcastle fans have been reacting to the claim from Edwards about the takeover talks, with many obviously frustrated:

 

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