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Mike Ashley 'wants to sell NUFC before January transfer window'

Mike Ashley. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

Mike Ashley has told Sky News he wants to sell Newcastle before the January transfer window and says a deal could happen.

Asked if a deal being struck before 2019 was realistic, Ashley said the word "possible" would be a more accurate description.

The Newcastle boss said he is "hopeful" of stepping aside to find an owner "that will please everybody".