Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Paris Saint-Germain’s president, has sidestepped queries about his involvement in Sheikh Jassim’s attempt to acquire Manchester United.
The club, which was put up for sale in November by the Glazer family, has received no commitment from the owners despite two bids that surpass £5 billion.
Sheikh Jassim, a Qatari billionaire, is seeking full ownership of the club. While his offer doesn’t possess the sporting know-how that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid does, he is understood to have solicited Al-Khelaifi to facilitate discussions with Raine Group, the entity overseeing the sale.
However, Al-Khelaifi declined to discuss the subject during this week’s European Clubs’ Association gathering in Berlin.
‘I’m the chairman of the ECA,’ he stated, steering clear of any conversation about Jassim’s prospective takeover.
It’s reported that Jassim and his team are increasingly annoyed by the Glazers’ failure to clarify their intentions.
A recent article in last week’s Mail on Sunday indicated that the Glazers might pull United off the selling block, unsatisfied by the bids they’ve received.
Yet neither Jassim nor Ratcliffe have been alerted to any such change, leaving their bids in limbo.