The Bellagraph Nova Group's bid for Newcastle hit a snag after reports emerged of manipulated photos purporting to show former US president Obama in a meeting with its founders in Paris.
A few weeks after a Saudi-backed bid was withdrawn, three Singaporean entrepreneurs are in advanced talks to buy Newcastle United.
The collapse of the takeover will be a bitter blow to many Newcastle fans, who had dreamed that the riches of a Saudi-backed project could replicate Manchester City's success.
Earlier this month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a two-year ban from European competitions imposed on Manchester City by UEFA and reduced a fine of 30 million euros to 10 million euros.
Liverpool beat Brighton 3-1 to stay on course to break the 100-point record in the Premier League while Manchester City routed Newcastle 5-0.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final later this month and are well-placed to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Sadio Mane helped Liverpool keep alive their bid to set a new Premier League points record as the champions beat Aston Villa 2-0, while struggling West Ham twice blew the lead in a draw at Newcastle.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters was quizzed on Saudi Arabia's links to piracy and the suitability of the Saudi crown prince to be connected to a top-flight club.
Manchester City will take on Arsenal in the semi-finals while Chelsea and Manchester United will battle it out in the other semi-final clash.
UK government guidance has paved the way for teams to resume full-contact training, with the Premier League season set to resume on June 17.
Merseyside Police said it was happy to police any match held at Anfield or Everton's Goodison Park.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce said his club has introduced a handshake ban to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
Just a second league win for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta lifts Arsenal into 10th in the Premier League, but just six points adrift of Tottenham in fifth.
Tottenham edged into the FA Cup fourth round as Giovani Lo Celso bagged a rare goal in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
Second-placed Leicester are now 10 points behind Liverpool, who face Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday.
Everton's renaissance under Carlo Ancelotti continued as Dominic Calvert-Lewin's double earned a 2-1 win at Newcastle.
Manchester United moved into seventh place, just four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for the Champions League.
Premier League: Leicester closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool as Jamie Vardy extended his red-hot streak with a brace in record-breaking 4-1 rout of Aston Villa.