Sky Sports News has been told Mike Ashley remains in dialogue with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) and its partners over the potential takeover of Newcastle United. 

Newcastle owner Ashley is understood to be personally trying to resolve the situation and is 100 per cent committed to finding a way to get the takeover back on.

That is despite continued silence from the Premier League and the fact the would-be owners walked away from a deal to buy the club 10 days ago, stating the length of time it has taken for a resolution on the matter.