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Sky Sports: Sheikh Jassim to meet with Manchester United today, INEOS representatives meeting on Friday

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol says there is no doubt that the Glazers want to sell Manchester United.

The Red Devils’ owners want the takeover completed before the end of the season. Bidders have been invited to Old Trafford after the process progressed into the second stage.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s representatives will be at the club facilities today, while INEOS representatives will meet with Man United on Friday, and Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be present.

While some doubt if the Glazers want to sell the club, Solhekol has a theory that makes him reckon they want a sale.

“There are a lot of people out there that think that the Glazers don’t really want to sell Manchester United,” he said on Sky Sports.

“That what they actually want to do is sell a minority stake or borrow more money to try and redevelop Old Trafford.

“But I just sense the fact that this information has come out today, that the Qataris will be visiting tomorrow (Thursday), and Sir Jim Ratcliffe is going to be there on Friday.

“This information could have been kept secret – it didn’t have to come out.

“The fact that it has come out just makes me a little bit more confident. I don’t know if that is the right word, that the Glazers do actually want to sell the club.”

Plenty of things are expected to happen between now and the end of the week.

However, the bidders have already signed non-disclosure agreements, and details of talks will be kept confidential.

Man United have managed to keep some details secret, but the fact that the schedule of the meetings is known speaks volumes.

Sheikh Jassim and Ratcliffe have not met the Glazers’ asking price with their initial bids.

They will be asked to submit revised bids after the meetings are concluded by the end of the week.

The club will explain how they arrived at the valuation to the would-be buyers.

It is believed that the Glazers want around £6 billion to sell Man United.

With a global fanbase of around one billion, the Red Devils boast the highest number of supporters on the planet.

The Glazers have put that and many more factors into consideration.

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