South Africans emerge as possibles
With Mike Ashley's beleaguered reign of confusion set to come to an end, there seems to be a treble chance of ending it in the next four weeks.
The three main acts appear to be the much vaunted Nigerian consortium, backed by Chris Nathaniel (Oba's agent), a mystery South African consortium (who want to stay mysterious) and another Middle Eastern group.
Obviously the Nigerians remain talked about the most due to the fact they have openly declared their interest through a whole host of news agencies.
The South African story came from the NOTW, lending no credence to their claims, due to the fact the paper's leading story was the Mark Croft-Kerry Katona love child story.
Meanwhile the Middle Easterners remain in the background, with most Newcastle fans hoping that some oil rich group come and do a Citeh.
Ruled out seems to be Anil Ambani, who is in talks to purchase the Red Mickey Mousers.
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