Potential investors of Manchester United believe the club’s owners are more inclined to accept a minority stake investment rather than a full sale.
That is according to ESPN, which confirmed that potential bidders are unsure if the Glazer family would oversee a full sale of the club.
Bankers at Raine Group are managing the process and there has been a mid-month deadline of Friday, February 17 for all interested parties to submit their bids.
Parties in United bidding war
News has circulated this week regarding billionaires in Qatar looking to oversee a full takeover of the Red Devils. The report suggested that they want to redevelop and revamp Old Trafford, put fan engagement at the heart of their ownership and give Erik ten Hag the funds to take United back to the top of world football.
As well as them, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has confirmed his intent to be involved in the bidding process, acquiring the help of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to advise him throughout.