By Craig Hope for MailOnline
Published: 13:52 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 14:33 BST, 11 September 2020
Steve Bruce says Newcastle's Saudi-led takeover is 'dead in the water' after meeting with Mike Ashley this week.
The head coach had dinner with Ashley and his players on Wednesday night, during which the owner released a statement accusing the Premier League of not acting 'appropriately' throughout the takeover process.
There was also the suggestion of legal action against the League and that has raised hope among some supporters that the £300million deal could be revived.
Steve Bruce says Newcastle's £300million Saudi-led takeover is now 'dead in the water'
The boss had dinner with Mike Ashley and his squad before the owner's accusatory statement
However, Bruce says that is unlikely and he wants everyone to forget about talk of new