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“It’s a joke” – PSG president reacts to reports of his involvement in Manchester United sale



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Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has rubbished rumours that he has been significantly involved in the sale of Manchester United.

On Friday afternoon, it was published by The Athletic that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Qatari president of French club PSG had “played a significant role” in negotiations between the Glazer family, Raine Group, and Sheikh Jassim‘s Nine Two Foundation over the potential sale of Manchester United.

It was said that the Glazer family had contacted Al-Khelaïfi in an attempt to try and get Sheikh Jassim to raise his bid a month ago, although it was since claimed that the move did not work.

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Many pointed out that due to Al-Khelaïfi’s clear links to Qatar, this could be seen as a clear connection between the Sheikh’s bid and the Qatari state fund – although representatives of Sheikh Jassim have strongly denied this.

Speaking to French journalist Loïc Tanzi (via @PSGHub) Al-Khelaïfi rubbished the rumours that he is involved in the sale of the club in any more than a consultant capacity.

“PSG is my club, in my heart, there is nothing with Manchester United,” he confirmed. “I gave my opinion and then apparently I’m the one who manages the deal, it’s a joke.”

With both Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe having submitted their final bids for the club, it will now be up to the Glazer family if they decide to sell.

Sheikh Jassim’s bid involves buying 100% of the club, whereas Sir Jim Ratcliffe has offered to buy the majority of shares and allow the Glazer family to initially keep a small portion of their original shares.