PSG president has played 'significant' role in Sheikh Jassim's bid to buy Man Utd
The race to buy Manchester United has seen a controversial twist amid reports Nasser Al-Khelaifi has 'played a significant role' in Sheikh Jassim's takeover bid.
Qatari royal Sheikh Jassim is one of two remaining potential buyers interested in purchasing the Premier League club, along with INEOS founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The Glazer family's time in control of the club is expected to end this summer, with Sheikh Jassim's 'Nine Two Foundation' believed to be interested in a complete buy-out.
The Athletic reported Paris Saint-Germain president Al-Khelaifi has acted in an advisory role for the latter after he was approached for advice on United's valuation.
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It's understood the Glazers were seeking somewhere in the region of a world-record 6.4billion to sell United at first. However, Sheikh Jassim's 'fifth and final bid' is believed to be worth 5bn and would see his consortium own the club outright, returning United entirely to private investment.