Sheikh Jassim makes U-turn on Man Utd takeover approach hours before deadline
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani has decided that his final bid for Manchester United will remain on the table even if the Glazers miss Fridays deadline.
The Qatari billionaire has been one of the main frontrunners to complete a takeover at Old Trafford since the clubs current owners confirmed their intent to sell back in January. He has lodged a succession of bids to push through a deal but faces tough competition from INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
As it stands, neither have been named as preferred bidders by the facilitators of any sale, the Raine Group. Sheikh Jassim made one final play to push himself to the front of the queue earlier this week.
He lodged a fifth and final offer for United earlier this week. He also imposed a deadline of Friday to the Glazers, whilst also confirming that he would no longer engage with the process should his bid not be accepted.