Life is good at Manchester United right now – and it might be about to get better.
Erik ten Hag has guided United to third in the Premier League, perhaps still in title contention, while they will face Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final.
Rivals Manchester City and Liverpool are facing various crises, and United’s ambitions moving forward could be boosted by a lucrative takeover.
After making only loan signings in January as the Glazer family consider selling up, the outlook at Old Trafford might be about to change entirely.
TOP STORY – QATARI-BACKED MAN UTD BID DUE IN DAYS
According to the Daily Mail, a group of Qatari investors plan to buy United and give manager Ten Hag “the financial backing to lead the club back to the top”.
The Glazers set a deadline of mid-February for bids, and an offer from the group is expected in the coming days.
The report says the group are confident their bid would “blow the competition out of the water”.
This interest in United follows on the back of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the investors eager to secure ownership of “the crown jewels” of the footballing world.
– The Telegraph is reporting Manchester City‘s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is at risk of being torpedoed by their potential financial breaches.
– According to Mundo Deportivo, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Al Nassr have offered 34-year-old Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets a contract worth €18million per season.
– Manchester United and Liverpool will both make a run at Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, who impressed for France at the World Cup, per L’Equipe.
– Calciomercato is reporting Juventus will likely allow striker Dusan Vlahovic to leave at the end of the season if they receive a bid in the range of €90m.
– According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle United have made 26-year-old Leicester City midfielder James Maddison a key target.
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