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Newcastle United fans react as Henry Mauriss’s legal team claims he could complete a fit and proper persons test in less than three weeks

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According to Mirror Sports, the legal team of American businessman Henry Mauriss has claimed that he could complete a fit and proper persons’ test in less than three weeks.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund are looking to seal a £300 million takeover of Newcastle United, but the deal is still awaiting ratification, and the Premier League has spent almost two months carrying out its owners’ and directors’ test.

California-based Mauriss, owner of Clear TV Media, has lodged a rival bid with Magpies owner Mike Ashley and is said to be willing to pay his original asking price of £350 million.

He is ready to move should PIF’s bid gets knocked back by the Premier League and is even confident of passing the owners’ and directors’ test in three weeks of less.

Newcastle fans aren’t particularly impressed with the claims of Mauriss’ lawyers, and some of them took to Twitter to react thus:

The World Trade Organization (WTO) have ruled that the Saudis are behind pirate satellite station beoutQ, and have handed the Premier League a 123-page document to back up their claims.

It could deal a massive blow on PIF’s bid, and PCP Capital Partners’ Amanda Staveley – who is currently fronting the bid – is reportedly set to put the takeover aside for her £1.6 billion legal battle with Barclays.

Media tycoon Mauriss is yet to comment on his interest in buying Newcastle, and isn’t planning to do so as long as the period of exclusivity surrounding the Saudi bid remains in operation.