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Man Utd takeover set to be DELAYED until May with Glazers intent on £6bn

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MANCHESTER UNITED’s takeover is set to be DELAYED until May with the Glazers intent on securing their £6billion valuation, according to reports. A number of bids have been launched for the Old Trafford club in the last fortnight. 4Any Man Utd takeover could be DELAYED until MayCredit: Getty 4The Glazers are intent on collecting £6bn for Man UtdCredit: Getty  Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe both offered a maximum £4.5bn. And according to The Guardian, any takeover is set to be DELAYED until May. The Glazers are intent on securing their £6bn asking price for Man Utd. That is despite the latest valuation of United by financial experts.  the Glazers’ £6bn asking price has been put into starker context by the latest valuation of the club by the Financial Times’ “Lex” column. Using a calculation known as “discounted cash flow analysis”, United was valued at just £1.32bn, less than a quarter of the £6bn the Glazers want. That valuation, though, does seem on the low side with United shares, trading on the New York Stock Exchange, giving a figure of £2.8bn, while evaluating the club based on revenues – and using the model set when Raine sold Chelsea to Todd Boehly last summer – gives a total of £3.55bn. Those numbers may prompt the declared bidders to “go low”, with Ratcliffe’s Ineos petro-chemicals giant targeting just the Glazers’ 69 per cent stake rather than a complete takeover while Sheikh Jassim wants full ownership. Most read in Premier League BETTING SPECIAL – BEST FOOTBALL BETTING SITES IN THE UK However, another bid coming from Luxembourg-based hedge fund Genevra Associates could see them take a “minority stake” alongside the “current majority owners” – the Glazers. A minority stake being bought in Man Utd could allow the Glazers more time to oversee any potential success by Erik ten Hag and his squad. Man Utd won their first trophy since 2017 on Sunday, beating Newcastle 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final. Bidders are expected to hear on Wednesday whether they’re allowed access to the Old Trafford club’s books. 4Sheikh Jassim is looking to buy the Red Devils outrightCredit: AFP 4Sir Jim Ratcliffe is another interested in a Man Utd takeoverCredit: AFP

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