Home » Man Utd takeover LIVE: Thomas Zilliacus wants FANS to cough up £1.5bn, Jim Ratcliffe’s NEW bid, Rashford EXCLUSIVE


Morning United fans

United expect to have at least two massive takeover bids in by tonight’s 9pm deadline.

Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe made an improved world-record £5billionn offer on Thursday.

And Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is expected to match that.

US investment company Elliott have offered to buy a minority stake, no matter who ends up owning the club.

And Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus says he will bid £3billion – but half of that must come from supporters.

He said: “Any club ultimately should belong to its fans. My bid is built on equality with fans.

“The current development, where billionaire sheiks and oligarchs take over clubs and control them as their personal playgrounds, is not a healthy trend.”

Meanwhile, Napoli are reportedly willing to sell striker Victor Osimhen – but only for around £115-£130million.

United are rated favourites to sign the Nigeria frontman ahead of PSG as talk of nabbing Harry Kane fades – at least for now.

Fourth-choice Old Trafford centre-back Victor Lindelor has suggested he might think over his future in the summer.

Finally, Red Devils’ fans on social media didn’t seem too unhappy Luke Shaw was sent off in England’s 2-1 win in Italy last night.

It means the left-back will be suspended for Sunday’s home Euro qualifier against Ukraine on Sunday – leaving him fresher for United’s return to Prem action at Newcastle on Sunday, April 2.

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