Statement of the Club

Newcastle confirm Premier League legal dispute over failed takeover

Newcastle taking legal action against Premier League after failed takeover bid

The supporters' club says it then received a response from the Premier League's lawyers, Bird and Bird, confirming there was already a legal dispute from the club.

Newcastle United have confirmed they have launched legal proceedings against the Premier League following a failed takeover bid in the summer.

Following that Mike Ashley statement, The Athletic have now reported that their information is that in actual fact, the Saudi PIF 'remain as determined as ever to buy Newcastle, despite having officially withdrawn the bid in July'.

Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd told the Shields Gazette: "Bird & Bird [attorneys for the Premier League] has confirmed that the club is now in a legal dispute with the EPL regarding the proposed acquisition, which may lead to a duplication of the issues raised by the fans consortium".

"However, the club is aware of the public report which states that, on 17 November, the EPL mentioned in a letter to Newcastle supporters of legal action with the club (as in social media posts referring to" the club's own legal case ").

"The source of some of the reports is said to be EPL".

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Premier League forward delivered his verdict as the club confirmed they had opened legal proceedings over the matter.

"There's got to be something there that the Premier League haven't done properly".

"It is unclear when these proceedings will be resolved, given the approach of EPL and its attorney, Bird & Bird".

Staveley, who had failed in a previous attempt to strike a deal, appeared confident of a breakthrough this time around, although she and her partners grew increasingly frustrated as hopes of a swift conclusion dissolved with the Premier League's owners' and directors' test seemingly proving an insurmountable hurdle. "Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full and timely hearing of its claim".

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