In the midst of their race against a Qatari bid to take over Manchester United, Nice owners INEOS are said to be “very well-placed” to complete the acquisition of the Premier League club, according to Nice-Matin’s Vincent Menichini.
According to the local outlet, Jim Ratcliffe-led chemicals group are in a favourable position to expand their sporting ventures into English football.
Ratcliffe is in competition with a consortium led by the chairman of the Qatar Islamic Bank, Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Reports have indicated that the Englishman’s offer totals around €4.5bn, although the exact terms of the takeover have not yet been outlined.
Speaking to the press, Nice manager Didier Digard has brushed aside any concern that the takeover of Manchester United could have an adverse effect on Les Aiglons, and that Ratcliffe will not withdraw from Nice should he be successful with his bid for the Red Devils.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin