|10-03-2004, 08:40 AM||#1|
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Glazer to make bid to takeover Man Utd?
God that'll kill the English if an American controls or outright owns United.
Glazer linked with new United bid
Newspaper reports suggest American multi-millionaire Malcolm Glazer is poised to launch a takeover bid for Manchester United.
Glazer: New investment (Photography/GettyImages)
Glazer, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gridiron franchise, has already acquired a 19.2 per cent stake in United.
The 75-year-old has so far refused to declare an interest in buying the club outright.
However, the Daily Star on Sunday quotes top banker Mehmet Dalman, who has helped Glazer snap up around £140million of United shares, as saying: 'The Glazer family - Malcolm and his sons Joel, Ed and Bryan - are interested in having a major involvement in United.
'The Glazers want to own the club - either through buying more shares or through management or board level.'
The Mail on Sunday also cite unnamed sources as saying Glazer will soon approach United's board over a possible move.
He is expected to seek the support of United's major shareholders, Irish racing tycoons John Magnier and JP McManus, who own 28.9 per cent via their Cubic Expression company.