Sheikh Jassim will not end Manchester United interest if his deadline passes
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thanis final bid of no more than 6bn for Manchester United will remain live even if the Glazers fail to respond to it by the Qataris self-imposed deadline of Friday.
The banker and his advisers have become frustrated by a process that began when Uniteds American owners put the club up for potential sale in November and has led him to make five offers.
On Wednesday the Guardian was told this had moved Sheikh Jassim to decide that Friday was the end point for any engagement and that he would walk away if his bid was not accepted. It has now emerged that this will not be the case.