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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says talks about selling the English Premier League club "are at a more progressed stage than they have ever been."
Ashley, who bought Newcastle in 2007, has officially been looking to sell the club since October 2017.
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Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Ashley said it was "possible" a sale could be completed "before the January transfer window," although he wasn't in exclusive negotiations with an interested party.
Ashley told Sky: "I am hopeful for the Newcastle fans,…