Thursday's Most Important Stories: Premier League refutes Newcastle's "incorrect" claim it rejected Saudi takeover; UK Government launches review of plans to get spectators back; Serie A president on spectator ban: "The system risks collapsing"; LaLiga ends Friday and Monday match days

10 September 2020

Photo: PA Images In the statement, Newcastle said "this conclusion has been reached despite the club providing the Premier League with overwhelming evidence and legal opinions that PIF is independent and autonomous of the Saudi Arabian government".
Emil Gjerding Nielson

1. Premier League refutes Newcastle's "incorrect" claim it rejected Saudi takeover

The Premier League has refuted Newcastle's claim it rejected the £300 million attempt by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), to take over the club.

"The club's assertion that the Premier League has rejected the takeover is incorrect," the league said in a statement, describing it as "disappointed and surprised" by Newcastle's statement.

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