Downing Street insists Boris Johnson didn’t intervene in Newcastle takeover saga

Coronavirus – Mon Apr 5, 2021
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Downing Street has insisted Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not intervene in the Newcastle takeover saga amid reports he was asked to by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

A Daily Mail report has claimed Bin Salman, chairman of the Middle East state’s Public Investment Fund, the 80 per cent majority partner in a consortium which agreed a deal to buy the club in April last year, urged the British Government to help remove stumbling blocks in the £300million-plus sale, which collapsed in July.

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