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David Beckham rejects several approaches to front Man United takeover bids

Beckham rejects several approaches to front United takeover bids

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has turned down several approaches to front takeover bids for the club, according to the Telegraph.

The 47-year-old, who enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with United after coming through the club’s youth ranks, has raised several eyebrows by distancing himself from any potential bids for his boyhood club.

United have been on the market since the fans began calling for the resignation of the Glazer family, who have owned the Old Trafford outfit for the last 18 years, over the club’s recent decline.

At the start of the process, Beckham had indicated that he would be open to negotiations, having become increasingly active in football investment in recent years.

However, the current Inter Miami president and co-owner has rejected the chance to be the face of potential bids from several investors.

The Glazers have asked potential buyers to pay £6 billion to win the race. They have also set a deadline for any interested bidders to table a formal offer by February 17.

United have serious interest from investors in the Middle East, Asia and the United States, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe one of those keeping an eye on the club’s situation.

The British billionaire businessman and Chief Executive Officer of INEOS is a boyhood fan of the Red Devils and is weighing up a bid after falling short in his attempts to buy Chelsea.

Meanwhile, a group of Qatari-based investors have also joined the race to buy the club, and they are reportedly confident of blowing competitors out of the water.

There is also interest from groups who missed out on buying Chelsea. But the Qataris are reportedly willing to meet the Glazers’ asking price and also have a complete rebuild of the Old Trafford Stadium in their plans.

The Glazers are keen to be done with the takeover before the end of the season, and competition to buy the club is expected to heat up over the next couple of months.

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