I have heard rumour that Ashley wouldn't pay for permanent move of Rondon due to his age, Ashley wants young with potential sell on.. This non purchase is regarded as the issue that Rafa couldn't tolerate as he wasn't being backed..
The Sheik who wants to buy the Toon, believes he's being messed around by Ashley, so has made glances at Leeds Utd, this maybe to force Ashley to get pen to paper and sell.
The Sheik it is believed is in for the long haul investment, he would prefer Toon, it's believed his investment assuming a sale happens will be between the likes of Wolves and City... Ironically the City FFP issues may impact the Sheiks time period of initial investment, as he may not be able to match City's initial spending to catapult Toon up the league as quick as he would like...
Should nil action against City happen, then assume the money from Toon to flow in the transfer window's ahead..