Koukash to purchase Newcastle Knights?

Is Salford Red Devils owner finally set to get his hands on an NRL club at long last? The Red Devils boss has had a long-standing interest in taking on an Australian club – and it looks like he is on the brink of taking control at Newcastle Knights.

Speaking straight after Friday’s home game with Widnes, Salford Reds CEO Martin Vickers assured Reds’ fans the takeover of an Aussie club will not affect Koukash’s role with Salford.

”Definitely not, if it is to happen,” said Martin Vickers on the MEN website.

UPDATE: However, Koukash himself has taken to Twitter to seemingly refute the rumours that he is close to completing a deal, saying:

I am not about to buy an NRL club. Still interested but I am not anywhere near finalising a deal .