Date: 4th July 2009 at 7:45pm
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Following the news that the Malaysian consortium has had the ground tour and seen the players in action, the news of an £80m bid was suggested to be part funded by Air Asia. However the low cost airline today denied that they were interested.

The airline’s CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said:

‘We are not either directly or indirectly part of the said Malaysian-led consortium intending to purchase Newcastle United. We deny any involvement whatsoever.’