ClearTV Media chief executive Henry Mauris has lodged a £350 million bid to buy Newcastle United, according to the BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis.

The report is confirmed by Chief Newcastle Writer Lee Ryder of the Chronicle, further explaining the American’s plans to be in charge of the St. James’ Park outfit by next season start.

Mauris is preparing his team to move if the £300 million bid from the Public Investment Fund to buy Newcastle falls through, and his legal team argues that it will take him less than three weeks to pass the Owners’ and Directors’ Test of the Premier League.

Amanda Staveley-led bid has struggled to pass the test and it’s been more than nine weeks since the Premier League began questioning her, the Reuben Brothers and the Saudis, with another raft of questions sent to them last weekend just days after they answered detailed initial questions.

Yesterday’s report from the World Trade Organization ruled that Saudi was supporting pirate satellite TV beoutQ, and with that threatening to deal a blow to the chances of buying Newcastle from PIF, Maurice is waiting to pounce.

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