Boxing star Floyd Mayweather eyeing English Premier League club Newcastle

Floyd Mayweather
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American boxing great Floyd Mayweather has revealed his interest in buying Newcastle United. 

The English Premier League club has been on the verge of sale for the last five years, but unpopular owner Mike Ashley hasn't found the price he is looking for.

Rumours of a potential takeover from the Saudi Investment Fund have gone quiet, leaving 'Toon' supporters on edge.

But Mayweather has emerged as a potential saviour, asking fans if they want him to purchase the club.

Speaking as part of his 'An evening with' tour, Mayweather called Newcastle an "unbelievable team".

"In the US, we call it soccer, but yeah.... the Newcastle team is an unbelievable team, a hell of a team," he said.

"If people want me to buy the Newcastle team, let me know." 

The 43-year-old's worth is estimated at about NZ$1.448 billion, after a glittering career in the ring.

Mayweather is undefeated in 50 fights, including wins over UFC star Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya. 

The American, nicknamed 'Money', pocketed NZ$600 million for his final fight against Irishman McGregor - a former UFC champion - in 2017.

According to reports, Ashley's asking price is NZ$680 million, which the Saudi group was initially happy to pay, but both sides have gone silent over the deal.