PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi denies involvement in Man United takeover after reports claimed he was ‘approached by Sheikh Jassim’
- PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has denied involvement in United takeover
- Earlier reports claimed he acted as a middleman in Sheikh Jassim’s bid
- He has now insisted speculation about his involvement made him ‘laugh’
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has claimed he had “nothing to do” with Manchester United’s takeover bid.
On Friday, reports claimed that the PSG chief had advised Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and his Nine Two Foundation on the attempt to take full control of the club.
However, the prominent Qatari personality revealed that he had no involvement in the process and remained fully focused on the French side.
“Paris St-Germain is my club, in my heart, and I have nothing to do with Manchester United,” he said. BBC Sports.
‘It makes me laugh. I’m Qatari, right? If people ask me for my opinion, I will answer them for sure – and they do.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has denied any involvement in the United takeover process
It was reported that he acted as a go-between for Sheikh Jassim’s team (pictured)
Manchester United are currently up for sale amid an ongoing and protracted takeover battle
“I’m talking about anyone, not just Manchester United. I’ll give them the experience I have. That’s it.’
It has previously been suggested that the 49-year-old PSG chief was initially asked to offer advice on what he thought was a good assessment of the 13-time Premier League champions who enjoy huge global appeal.
Sheikh Jassim then made a fifth, and as Mail Sport exclusively revealed, final bid to secure full ownership of the club which will also see him clear existing debt and hand Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag a prize pool enhanced transfer fee to spend on new players.
However, they are in a two-horse race with British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe who wants to acquire an initial majority stake which could eventually lead to a full takeover.
In further conversation with BBC Sport, Al-Khelaifi denied meeting the Raine Group, but welcomed further investment in the sport.
“I want the best for European competitions. If it is in the regulations, why not? Not just Qataris, everyone.
The PSG president has admitted that he will give his opinion to those who ask him
United were put up for sale in November and negotiations have so far been drawn out with no end date offered, frustrating supporters who want to see a takeover completed before the transfer window opens on June 14. .
Little is known about Sheikh Jassim, who is United’s fan base’s favorite bidder with his personal fortunes undisclosed, although he is believed to have the funds to become the new owner of Old Trafford.
He is chairman of the Qatari Islamic Bank and is said to have close ties to Al-Khelaifi, administrator of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund (QIA).
Mail Sport’s Mike Keegan has provided updates on the ownership fight and recently fielded questions from concerned fans who want to know more about the latest developments.