Manchester United football club are the subject of Qatari interest, according to talkSPORT.
The Glazer family, who currently own the club, have set a deadline for official offers later this month.
Qatari investors, made up of ‘very wealthy private individuals’, are planning a mega-money transfer for Manchester United and plan to give manager Erik ten Hag a huge transfer prize pool, the Daily Mail reports.
The report adds that an offer will be made in the coming days and that the people behind it are “confident” that it will “blow up the competition”.
The Glazers have reportedly set an asking price of £6billion for all interested parties.
However, the Mail report adds that there is a potential stumbling block due to the ownership of Paris Saint-Germain by Qatari Sports Investments.
An entity is not allowed to register two clubs in the same competition, with the French giants and the Red Devils potentially meeting in Europe.
The offer for Man United is therefore expected to come from separate and individual Qatari investors. Only a full-fledged takeover is said to be under discussion.
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“There are significant funds available,” a source told the Mail. “These people are serious. They want to make sure United are where they should be and they’re confident their offer will be the strongest.
“They want to strengthen the team to get them back to the top but they also want it to be for the good of the community.
“They also want to build on the success of the World Cup. They recognize that Manchester United are the greatest football club in the world, the crown jewels, and there is an unwavering determination to buy it and bring it where it should be.
talkSPORT understands that the deal is not as close as the Mail’s report suggests.
The takeover would require Premier League approval and could face opposition in some quarters, given concerns over Qatar’s human rights record.
Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is the only one to publicly declare his interest in buying Man United.
The Ineos owner confirmed he was keen to buy the club last month after missing out on buying Chelsea from Todd Boehly in May 2022.