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Photos: Man Utd takeover hint as Avram Glazer spotted leaving hotel owned by Sheikh Jassim's dad

Red Devils co-owner, Avram Glazer was pictured leaving the Claridges Hotel in London, which is owned by the father of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.

While these pictures may spark speculation about Sheikh Jassim's potential involvement in the ownership of the Red Devils, it is understood that he is unlikely to emerge as the successful bidder.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS group remain optimistic about securing preferred bidder status, as recent communication with the Raine group, the New York-based merchant bank overseeing the sale, has been positive.

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, father of Sheikh Jassim, is the owner of the Maybourne Hotel Group, which includes Claridges. Glazer was captured leaving the establishment in Mayfair, entering a Mercedes, and departing the area.

According to Companies House records, Sheikh Jassim's brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, also serves as a director of the Maybourne Hotel Group.

70-year-old Ratcliffe presented a final bid that included an offer for Avram and Joel Glazer to retain minority stakes in the club for a transitional period, although specific details of the proposal are undisclosed.

Sources close to Ratcliffe, a lifelong United supporter, expressed confidence on Friday that a period of exclusivity would be granted to them, allowing for final negotiations to occur.

The overall deal for Manchester United is expected to surpass £6 billion, setting a new record for any sports team and more than double the amount paid for Chelsea by an American consortium in May of last year. Ratcliffe made a late bid to acquire Chelsea but was ultimately outdone by Todd Boehly's consortium.

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