Newcastle Jets sale 'not imminent'

Newcastle Jets described discussions in the UK regarding the club’s ownership as positive but say any sale would be months down the track.

Senior management from the club and representatives of the Tinkler Group flew to London last week to speak with potential investors.

Financially embattled owner, Nathan Tinkler, has set about divesting himself of his sporting empire with the Jets licence up for sale.

The club issued a brief statement on Friday saying there was no imminent announcement on a new owner.

“The trip involved positive initial discussions with possible investors and partners as well as visits to the academies and training centres of several Premier League clubs,” the statement read.

“These visits provided valuable contacts and ideas for the development of the club and the Emerging Jets Academy.

“All discussions regarding the future ownership of the club will understandably be kept confidential and are expected to continue over the coming months.”

The club added: “(We are) working closely with the FFA throughout this process and will inform members and partners when an outcome is reached.

“Given the confidential nature of these discussions it is in the best interests of the club and parties involved that no further comments will be made until negotiations are complete.

“In the meantime, the club continues our preparations for the upcoming season and appreciates the loyal support of our members.”