By Craig Hope for MailOnline
Published: 12:45 GMT, 13 December 2017 | Updated: 12:45 GMT, 13 December 2017
Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley have moved closer to reaching a deal for the sale of Newcastle United.
Sportsmail can exclusively reveal that an agreement in the region of £300million could now be close.
We understand that Ashley would fund Rafa Benitez’s