PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi DENIES he's been involved in Man Utd takeover talks with Qatar's Sheikh Jassim | The Sun
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims he is NOT involved in the potential takeover of Manchester United.
Al-Khelaifi was reportedly contacted last month by United owners the Glazers as they attempted to persuade Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani to raise his offer.
The move prompted speculation of wider Qatari involvement, despite Sheikh Jassim insisting it was his own personal bid.
Al-Khelaifi, president of Qatari-owned PSG, said: “Paris St-Germain is my club, in my heart, and I have nothing to do with Manchester United.
“It makes me laugh. I am Qatari, right? If people ask me my opinion, I will answer them for sure — and that’s what they do.
“I am talking about anyone, not just Manchester United. I will give them the experience I have.”
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Sheikh Jassim’s fifth bid of £6billion is on the table despite his self-imposed Friday deadline passing.
He has made his bids for full and 100 per cent control of the club.
The only serious rival is Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and his Ineos petro-chemicals giant, which is offering around £3bn for a majority stake of just over 50 per cent.
Sun Sport revealed last month that the Glazers were edging towards accepting the bid by Ratcliffe despite an at times strained relationship between the businessman and Raine executives.
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Crucially, though, that offer would also allow current United co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer to remain at the club, while giving their four siblings an exit strategy.
An Ineos victory would also spell the end for current chief executive Richard Arnold and other directors.
Ratcliffe is understood to believe that having a majority stake would effectively give him the full control he wants, although some city analysts question that view.
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