Sheikh Jassim, one of the leading contenders to emerge as Manchester United new owner, has made a shock move on Man United takeover race, MySportDab reports.
The Glazers are nearing the end of their reign at Manchester United with a takeover decision expected next week as the season comes to an end soon.
Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim are still the leading contenders but Jim Ratcliffe is on the pole position to take over as the new owner.
The Ineos owner has outbid Sheikh Jassim and is not vouching for a full takeover of the club.
He will buy majority shares at the club while the Glazers will hold a minority that will be bought out subsequently.
Now, according to reports from The Times, Sheikh Jassim is not ready to bow out of the race after it was confirmed Jim Ratcliffe is leading.
The Times reports Sheikh Jassim is ready to make an 11th-hour offer for Manchester United to overtake his rival Jim Ratcliffe.
The Qatar investor is ready to enter into another final round of talks with the Glazers to submit a revised offer for the club.
They are not ready to back off and are optimistic of tabling a winning bid that will give them an advantage in the second round of talks.
Daily Mail reports the Glazers sale decision will not be taken this week but it is more likely everything will be concluded next week to give the new owner time to navigate his way through the summer transfer fast approaching.