RMC Sport are reporting that the Qatari consortium, led by the chairman of the Qatar Islamic Bank, Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, are still confident of completing the takeover of Premier League side Manchester United, despite media reports on both sides of the Channel.
The sale of the Premier League club has entered its final phase in recent days, and the rumours surrounding the identity of the preferred bidder have intensified. According to reports in England, the INEOS bid is the favourite. Nice-Matin have added that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid is “well-placed” to purchase the club, which would make Manchester United the third club enveloped by INEOS, who already own OGC Nice and Swiss side Laussane.
However, despite those reports, RMC Sport have revealed that the Qatari consortium “still believe in their chances” of buying Manchester United. The consortium are aware of the murmurings of the British media but are not concerned about their chances of purchasing the Premier League club.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle