“We’ve been in negotiations with Newcastle United for some time now,” said the club’s chief executive, Mike Ashley.
“We’re looking at the situation.
I don’t want to get into too much detail, but I can tell you that we’re looking into all options.”
I can’t give you a date, but we will have a plan to resolve it.
“The agreement was reached just hours after Newcastle announced they had agreed a three-year contract extension with former striker David De Gea.
De Gea, 28, has been out of contract until 2019 but has not been ruled out of his future with the club.
The Newcastle board met on Monday and agreed to a three year contract worth £50m.
A Newcastle spokesman said: “It’s a fantastic deal for the club and the fans, who are seeing great results in the first half of the season.”
We are very excited about what the future holds for the team, which we believe will be a long-term success.”
Ashley said the deal would give Newcastle United more financial flexibility and the ability to sign new players.
“He’s been fantastic for us,” he said.
“What he’s done has really impressed.”
If we can get him, it gives us the financial flexibility to sign another player.
“A Newcastle United spokesman said the agreement was a “good outcome”.”
It is good for the football club, it’s good for Newcastle and it’s a great outcome,” he added.”
David is one of the best players in the world and we’re very happy for him.