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​Ashley thrusts Benitez future in doubt with increased Newcastle asking price

Mike Ashley is playing hard ball over any potential sale of Newcastle United. He is demanding £400 million for the club.

The figure, which is being reported by The Sun, would essentially remove Newcastle from the market. No investor would be willing to pay such a huge sum to buy the club.

And the stance from Ashley is also putting manager Rafa Benitez's future in doubt. Benitez has often spoke about the need for the club to match his ambition if they want him to stay.

The last offer that came for Newcastle arrived from PCP Capital Partners and was valued at £300 million.

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