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article imageWWE Boss Vince McMahon in 'Newcastle United takeover bid'

By D.M. McGrory     Feb 18, 2014 in Sports
Newcastle Upon Tyne - Rumours are rife that the notorious owner of WWE is gearing up for a takeover bid of Newcastle United FC.
The Connecticut-based tycoon is "eyeing up" the Premiership side according to an unnamed source "close to the club."
Reported by UK sports site website Winner Sports last night, it claims "Vince McMahon has been sniffing around the club and seems keen on pursuing his interest."
This is not the first time Mr. McMahon has been linked with a move for the Tyneside club, and just like back in 2011, it’s expected that club officials will brand the story as "nonsense," but that hasn’t halted press speculation.
The Metro claims that "buying a club like Newcastle would throw him into the spotlight in England which is just what he is looking to do."
No official bid has been made for the magpies, but allegedly "tentative talks" over a purchase have taken place and are at a very early stage.
Newcastle United FC's current owner Mike Ashley, also founder of the Sports Direct chain is a controversial figure. He bought the club in 2007 only to put it up for sale a year later. He took the club off the market in 2009 after following the team's relegation from the Premiership.
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Although Newcastle United were promoted back into the top flight in 2010 its Ashley has remained a villain to many of the team's supporters due to the direction he has taken the club.
Though these reports may come to nothing, particularly as rumours of McMahon "sniffing around" the club came as a surprise to Newcastle United, it has provoked an dramatic response on Twitter, with many speculating on a new pro-wrestling influence on the 'Toon.
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