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Manchester United’s house owners, the Glazer Household, are in search of a world file value for a sports activities franchise if they’re to promote the membership, sources have instructed ESPN.

The Glazers issued a press release on Tuesday to say they’re taking a look at “strategic alternate options” together with exterior funding or a sale.

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Sources have instructed ESPN a full takeover is the probably final result, though the Glazer household will solely settle for a suggestion that may make United the costliest sports activities membership ever.

Chelsea fetched £2.5 billion ($3.02bn) and the Denver Broncos £3.85bn ($4.65bn) after they had been each bought earlier this yr.

Forbes’ newest valuation places United at £3.8bn ($4.59bn) however sources have instructed ESPN the Glazers imagine they’ll entice affords in extra of £6bn ($7.25bn).

Sources near the method have instructed ESPN that the assertion issued on Tuesday was intentionally imprecise as to not weaken the Glazers’ negotiating place.

Whereas co-chairman Joel Glazer continues to be closely concerned within the day-to-day operating of the membership, different Glazer siblings have “variations in technique” and imagine it’s the proper time to promote.

Co-chairman Avram Glazer instructed Sky Information on Wednesday: “As we introduced, the board went via a course of and it was determined it is going to take a look at totally different strategic alternate options and that is what we’re doing.

“We have gone via a course of, we will have a look at all totally different strategic alternate options and we’ll see the place it leads us.”

Sources have instructed ESPN that The Raine Group, named because the Glazers’ “unique monetary advisor” after dealing with the sale of Chelsea to LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and his consortium, haven’t put a deadline on receiving affords for United and there may be an expectation that lots of the similar events who took half within the course of to purchase Chelsea will register their curiosity.

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a boyhood United fan who made a suggestion to purchase Chelsea earlier than the sale to Boehly, is but to touch upon hypothesis that he may very well be among the many bidders.

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