Newcastle United's Premier League rivals have united at an emergency meeting to 'block' potentially lucrative sponsorship deals amid their opposition to the takeover.
That is according to a report in the Guardian, who outline the rule change will ban commerical agreements from being struck from pre-existing business relationships.
Newcastle were not invited to a previous top-flight meeting as Premier League rivals demanded answers on how the takeover, backed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, was allowed to pass after months of limbo.
Tottenham and Manchester United were among the clubs understood to be leading the complaints against a deal which hands Newcastle the riches to challenge the division's established hierarchy.
However, the Guardian report on Monday claims the vote was passed 18-2, with Manchester City unsurprisingly the only other team to go against the change given their Etihad Airways agreement.
Lee Charnley represented the Magpies at the meeting, and was said to have 'made it clear' that the club considered the move to be anti-competitive and 'unlawful'.
The vote means the new rule will be in place for the next month and will apply to all Premier League clubs, and the report concludes many of Newcastle's rivals would like to see it become a 'permanent feature'.
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