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The Glazers are seeking ‘strategic’ investment (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Qatar Sports Investments [QSI] are interested in purchasing a minority stake in Manchester United after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi held talks with Tottenham’s Daniel Levy.

Manchester United were put up for sale last year, with the Glazers seeking ‘strategic’ investment that could be a minority stake of a full sale.

The decision to put the club up for sale came after Chelsea was sold for £4.5billion, including a commitment to spend £1.25bn over the next decade.

QSI were an influential part of Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup and they want to build on what they percieve to have been a successful tournament by acquiring stakes in a Premier League club.

UEFA regulations mean owners cannot have majority stakes in two clubs that compete in the same competition.

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The Glazers are open to a partial sale. (Photo by Andy Barton/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

With United looking likely to finish in the top four, QSI would have to sell Paris Saint-Germain in order to acquire full control of Manchester United.

Though they are looking at selling off around 15% of the club, QSI remain committed to the Ligue 1 giants.

Therefore, QSI are looking at acquiring a minority stake in Manchester United and have made it clear they are interested in becoming part owners.

It comes after Al-Khelafi met with Tottenham chairman Levy to discuss a minority stake in Spurs, according to the Athletic.

ENIC International Limited are keen to raise funds by selling off a percentage of the club and Al-Khelafi discussed buying a stake of around 15%.

However, QSI will evaluate all options and the temptation of investing in Manchester United is clear given the club’s global appeal and influence.


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