By Danny Wright

Newcastle could be bracing themselves for a change of ownership in the near future – and supporters on Twitter have surprisingly urged Mike Ashley not to sell.

Sky Sports News reported on Monday that a Chinese consortium “are interested in buying” the newly promoted Premier League club on their official Twitter account.

Sky Sports also reported on their live transfer blog on Monday [18:05] that “a number of international parties” are also competing to buy the club off Ashley.

The current Newcastle owner has been very controversial in his ten years in control of the club.

He has overseen two relegations from the Premier League and has been consistently criticised for not offering his managers enough financial backing.

However this summer has seen Ashley promise Rafa Benitez full financial flexibility as the Toon prepare for life back in the big time after winning the Championship title this season, with some supporters thinking that he may have turned a new leaf.

The majority of fans are sceptical though, and think that in some cases it could be a case of “better the devil you know”.

Here is a selection of their tweets:



Ashley, 52, has been at the Newcastle helm since 2007 after he bought out Sir John Hall and Freddy Shepherd’s stakes in the club.

Since 2014, the Buckinghamshire-born businessman also acquired a stake in Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

In other Newcastle news, Aleksandar Mitrovic has suggested why he struggles to score for the Magpies.

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