Newcastle ‘not for sale at any price’

MIKE ASHLEY ... the Newcastle owner also owns seven per cent of Rangers.

MIKE ASHLEY ... the Newcastle owner also owns seven per cent of Rangers.

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NEWCASTLE United have released a strongly-worded statement denying reports Mike Ashley had put the club up for sale.

The club insists Ashley will not sell Newcastle, at any price, until at least the end of next season.

The Magpies have also banned the Daily Telegraph with immediate effect after a story appeared in the newspaper on Thursday claiming the club was for sale.

A club statement read: “The truth is Mike Ashley remains committed to Newcastle United.

“For the avoidance of doubt, this means that for the remainder of this season and AT LEAST until the end of next season, Mike Ashley will not, under any circumstances, sell Newcastle United at any price.

“The club cannot be stronger in stating its position on this matter.

“It is not acceptable for newspapers to print factually inaccurate reports that are damaging to the club and to fail to check facts with Newcastle United ahead of publication and then expect to receive access to the club.”