Ashley A Laughing Stock Looking For A Quarter Of Fee!

Last updated : 04 June 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Keith Harris, chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce, has turned his attention to the Middle Eastand has travelled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in recent days.

Ashley himself embarked upon an abortive trip to Dubai in September after putting the club up for sale for the first time in the wake of a fans' backlash over Kevin Keegan's departure.

However, he returned amid claims that he had been asking for in excess of £400m for a club for which he had paid £134.4m barely a year earlier.

This time around, the business could be available for as little as £100million

He is now looking east once again, but with Everton and Tottenham also actively seeking buyers, Newcastle is unlikely to be at the head of the queue.