Avram Glazer spotted at London hotel in potential Man Utd takeover clue
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Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has been spotted leaving a hotel owned by takeover hopeful Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani's father.
Glazer was also in attendance for Sunday's Women's FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, which the Red Devils lost 1-0.
However, the latest photographs showing him outside of Claridge's Hotel in London on Monday would indicate his trip to the capital had another purpose, as United's takeover saga takes another turn.
The photos will undoubtedly add fuel to speculation that Sheikh Jassim is still in the race to buy the club, despite reports suggesting he will lose out to Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
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Ratcliffe and his INEOS group have emerged as favourites to take over at Old Trafford after allegedly submitting the higher offer - which could reach as much as £6 billion.
Whereas Sheikh Jassim's bid was believed to be worth less than £5 billion, severely damaging the Qatari group's hopes of a takeover.
Nevertheless, the latest reports has cast doubt over Ratcliffe's plans, suggesting the Glazers are yet to make up their minds.
Is Sheikh Jassim still in the race?
Sheikh Jassim's father, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, owns the Maybourne Hotel Group, which is the parent company of Claridge's, where Glazer was pictured leaving in a Mercedes.
According to Companies House, Sheikh Jassim's brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, is also a director of the hotel group.
One can only speculate as to why Glazer was visiting the building, but any potential delay in a takeover should not come as a surprise, with a decision still yet to be finalised some six months after the Glazers put the club up for sale.
Indeed, Sheikh Jassim has been tipped to submit a fourth bid to buy the club in an attempt to persuade the Glazers to reconsider their options.
In the meantime, Erik ten Hag must attempt to navigate his way through the summer transfer window with little information regarding those above him.
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