AMANDA STAVELEY is believed to be close to finalising a deal to buy Newcastle United – nearly a year after the first offer was made.
The successful businesswomen's consortium has had a cut price £300m bid accepted by Mike Ashley – but it was kicked into the long grass by the Premier League, who stalled on rubber stamping the deal.
Now – as SunSport exclusively revealed – Sports Direct tycoon Ashley is increasingly confident of getting a deal done for Staveley's consortium to buy Newcastle United.
Who is Amanda Staveley and what is her net worth?
Her full name is Amanda Louise Staveley and she was born in Yorkshire, in 1973, April 11.
The 47-year-old is known for her links with wealthy Middle East investors.
It has previously been reported her net worth is £110million.
Has she been involved in football before?
Staveley's financial advisory firm PCP Capital Partners helped broker Sheik Mansour's takeover of Manchester City.
City's current owner bought the club from Thaksin Shinawatra in 2009.
And in 2016, the same firm were involved in a joint bid to buy a share in Liverpool, but the bid was rejected.
Who is Amanda Staveley's partner?
Amanda Steveley is married to Mehrdad Ghodoussi.
The two tied the knot in 2011 and have a child together.
Staveley has a home in London but also spends a lot of her time away in Dubai.
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