Turkish billionaire Murat Ulker has confirmed interest in buying Newcastle United.

Biscuit king Ulker is claimed to be mounting an offer to buy the Magpies.

And the London Evening Standard state he is prepared to pay £220million to purchase the club from Mike Ashley.

Ulker’s family representative Tom McLoughlin said: “The Ulker family have substantial assets and significant investments already in the UK.

“We understand football and our initial specific target would be to make Newcastle a solid top six club and a permanent feature in Europe with a popular local and worldwide following.”

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