Welcome to our Newcastle United live blog for Friday, June 5.

The proposed takeover deal of the Magpies is in its eighth week with the Premier League still to decide on the outcome of the Owners and Director's tests.

The club have maintained their "no comment" status on all enquiries, but it's understood that the group looking to broker a buy out of the Magpies are optimistic that the test will pass.

The Premier League's Chief Executive Richard Masters spoke about the bid on Friday. There were claims on Wednesday piracy was the main issue holding up the deal.

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