Sheikh Jassim and Jim Ratcliffe to meet with Manchester United

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe will meet with Manchester United over the coming weeks to discuss their respective bids to take over the club. 

According to The Guardian, if no agreement is reached by the end of the 2022/2023 campaign, it could jeopardise the prospect of a takeover being completed.

This is because any new owner would want to implement their own transfer policy ahead of the summer window.

The meetings could be held in either Manchester or London with representatives of both bidders present, as well as the Raine Group and Red Devils’ hierarchy.

Glazers stand firm in valuation

Currently, the process has stalled, with the Glazer family standing firm in their valuation of £6 billion. The bids from both parties do not exceed £4.5 billion. This has led supporters to believe the Americans may not actually depart the club after all, though whether or not this is all a negotiation tactic remains to be seen.

The report also suggests there is interest from investors over a minority stake in the club.

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