Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has informed Newcastle United that he will scrap his plans to pursue legal action against them if Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons are allowed to return to Hillsborough on loan, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper claims that Newcastle have been left “stunned” by Chansiri’s unexpected request as he also wanted to strike an agreement for other players to head to the Steel City with the Magpies paying the bulk of their wages.
It is understood that Newcastle have rejected Chansiri’s proposal because they believe they have done nothing wrong in hiring Steve Bruce earlier this month, claiming they have paid the required compensation fee for their newly-appointed manager.
Chansiri certainly has the right to feel aggrieved about Bruce’s exit and even some Newcastle fans would hope that he does pursue legal action against Mike Ashley for the way the Tyneside club went about hiring their new manager. However this proposal by Chansiri was never going to be accepted by the Magpies. If Newcastle feel as though they’ve done nothing wrong, why would they send two players out on loan and offer to cover most of their wages? Lazaar and Aarons might not have much of a future at St James’ Park so there is a good chance that one or both of them will head out of the Tyneside club before the end of the summer transfer window. But there’s little chance of them leaving only for Ashley to still be paying their wages. It was worth a shot by Sheffield Wednesday to strike an agreement like this, but it was always going to be kicked into touch by the Premier League side.