The frontrunner in the Manchester United takeover Sheikh Jassim has already made five bids to purchase the English powerhouse with his final offer to buy 100 percent of the club in a debt-free deal made on June 7th. Sources close to the Qatari tycoon now reveal that the process has stalled amid concerns the Glazer family are not sure they want to sell or keep the club. Sheikh Jassim still wants ownership of Manchester United and his £5bn offer for the club remains on the table. His competitor Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made rival bids to buy 69 percent of the club owned by the Glazer family in a phased takeover. The Qatari tycoon's bid team are aware that of reports he is close to buying the Red Devils but the situation is yet to change as far as he is concerned. Sheikh Jassim's ambition is clear but ultimately it is up to the Glazers Family to decide if they actually want to keep or sell the club.
Concerns, however, are being raised by involved bid teams because the longer the process drags on the more it costs the bidders as they all have to pay bankers, advisers, and lawyers. The bidders, however, are more than ready to move quickly if the Glazers' decision is to sell. As far as transfers and new signings are concerned, the Qatari bid has never identified any targets or talked about potential signings because their focus has been solely on buying United. However, it has been rumored that Sheikh Jassim wishes to have Kylian Mbappe as his first signing in the event that his bid is successful. This open transfer window would have probably looked different for United if the club had already been sold as it is reported that the Glazers are weary and cautious of using too much money in the transfer market only to end up selling the club.
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The Qatari bid remains committed to investing in infrastructure, wiping out United's debts, and investing in both the men's and women's teams in addition to the academy. Senior managerial figures at United are reportedly in the dark about what is happening with the takeover. They would, however, welcome a conclusion to the process as soon as possible and it is also reported that the Qatari bid is popular and has support within United's ranks.
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