Every November it's fireworks, I'm a Celebrity and Newcastle reported to be sold! Fans react to takeover claims

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Newcastle United fans have reacted with scepticism to the latest reports that the club could soon be sold.

inancial website Betaville claim that Mike Ashley is in advanced talks with a US consortium about selling the Magpies.

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However, fans remain scepitical about the reports - though many are keeping their fingers crossed that a deal can be done.

Here's a selection of comments from Twitter:

@snation85: Always the same leading up to the transfer window. But I will still say a prayer #nufc

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@Jamierowntree1: Usually when a takeover happens it’s kept quiet until it’s nearly completed. We’ve all heard these reports before though so we should take it with a pinch of salt. Saying that I hope it’s true, time will tell! #nufc

@NormingAbout: I really hope this takeover talk is true, then I can go to the Wolves game without Jim from Blyth being furious with me. #NUFC

@PaulReece10: The transfer window must be opening soon..

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@MChicken3: Things that happen every November; fireworks, I’m a Celebrity starts and Newcastle reported to be close to being sold #NUFC

@connorYTwhite: Is Mike Ashley just going to use this takeover rumour as an excuse to not spend in the January transfer window?#nufc