January 13 According to the exclusive report of the famous Daily Telegraph reporters James Ducker and Tom Morgan
, Manchester United has received acquisition intentions from the Middle East, Asia and the Americas, and is preparing to invite them to make formal offers before the mid-February deadline.
British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also continuing to monitor the situation closely, and while he remains expected to make a bid, formal talks have yet to begin.
In addition, other candidates who expressed interest in buying Chelsea last year have also been eyeing Manchester United.
In the coming weeks, potential investors from around the world will go public with their attempts to buy the sports giant.
The time for the transaction is getting tighter and tighter. It is understood that high-level people will issue a formal quotation invitation in mid-February.
This timetable allows the club to comply with the arrangement and complete the deal before the end of the season.
With this in mind, Champions League qualification could affect the final price.
It is unclear whether the Glazers want to end their 18-year ownership of Manchester United.
United are expected to notify interested parties in the coming days, with formal negotiations for a full takeover, as well as a partial takeover, set to begin next month.
The mid-February deadline appears to allow some wiggle room, but the club aim to complete the deal by the first quarter or the end of April.
Ministers in both Saudi Arabia and Qatar have previously downplayed the possibility of a government-backed takeover, citing conflicting interests between Newcastle United and Paris Saint Germain.
Other sources cautioned, however, not to rule out the possibility of an eventual physical bid from both countries.
Last spring, the Chelsea frenzy took place mainly in the United States, and while there was renewed interest from American investors, many wealthy Arab investors, as well as Asian investors, were also interested in Manchester United.
New York-based investment bank Raine Group declined to comment when contacted by The Telegraph.