Manchester United could reportedly be set for a new owner as Jim Ratcliffe is rumoured to be about to bid for the Red Devils after the Glazers put the club up for sale. The Ineos owner is one of Britain’s richest men and already owns OGC Nice, and has been linked with a takeover previously
The Telegraph claim that Ratcliffe will bid for the club after the Glazers formally put United up for sale, though the report suggests that he is wary of overpaying amid a rumoured £5billio-plus asking price.
Ratcliffe is a fan of United, and previously contacted the Glazers in August ahead of a potential takeover but his interest did not lead to a bid. An offer of over £5bn would be a world-record for a club, and he does have a history of working with broker Raine Group as he was credited with interest in buying Chelsea before Todd Boehly’s firm took charge.
He reportedly was waiting for Chelsea’s asking price to drop, hence his late interest in the London side, but is set to renew interest in Erik ten Hag’soutfit after praising both Joel and Avram Glazer during previous negotiations.
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