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Prospective Newcastle owner worth TWICE of Chelsea's Abramovich

Indian billionaire Anil Ambani is TWICE as rich as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

The News of the World says Ambani is in talks over a takeover of Newcastle United. India's second richest man - who has a personal fortune of £21BILLION - has been in negotiations with Ashley for several weeks, and has made it perfectly clear he will rival Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in the spending stakes.

A figure of around £150m has been discussed in Ambani's inner circle with the telecoms magnate only too happy to sanction such a sum for players.

There is a widespread belief from those closest to the potential deal that papers drawn up by Ambani's legal team could even be lodged with Mike Ashley's lawyers by next week.

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