Today Is Deadline Day For Anybody Interested In Buying Man United (SEE DETAILS)
The Manchester United ownership saga will take a significant step forward on Friday in what is expected to be the final bid deadline for interested parties.
It is understood the deadline is 22:00 BST, after which club owners, the Glazer family, will assess their position.
Despite suggestions of multiple bidders, Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos remain the only known realistic bidders set to meet the deadline.
Finnish businessman Thomas Zilliacus says he has lodged bids previously, but will not submit a fresh offer.
The Glazers announced in November the board had “authorised a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives” including selling the club.
Investment bank the Raine Group was brought in to oversee the process after it handled the sale of Premier League rivals Chelsea.