London: The super rich Qatar royal family has reportedly offered Manchester United’s American owners – the Glazers-a 1.5 billion-pound-plus amount in a new takeover bid.
According to the Mirror, top Middle East sources revealed last night that an official approach to the Glazer family is being made and a deal could even be clinched by next week.
The American owners could be open to doing business, despite past refusals.
The super-rich Qataris think United is a good deal – even at the profit it would make for the current rulers and other shareholders.atar has already won the right to host the World Cup finals in 2022 and some of their wealthy elite have bought into top European projects at Spanish club Malaga and French giants Paris St Germain.
Now United is the prize – although the exact identity of the buyer is being kept under wraps.
The Mirror understands that a delegation from the Qatari royal family will be in Manchester on Monday in a bid to conclude the deal.