Saudi Crown Prince, Bin Salman, Denies Man United Takeover Bid

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has refuted reports that he intends to buy Premier League giants Manchester United.

In a tweet on Monday, his media minister Turki al-Shabanah said the information was “completely false”.

“Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying @ManUtd are completely false,” he tweeted.

“Manchester United held a meeting with [Saudi Arabia’s] Public Investment Fund to discuss sponsorship opportunity. No deal has been materialised.”

This comes after viral reports in British media that Prince bin Salman was pursuing a deal worth £3.8billion to take over United.

United was bought by the Glazer family in 2005 in a £790m deal. The club is now valued at more than £3billion, but it is understood it would take an offer starting at £4billion to even be considered.

The club has links with Saudi Arabia already, having signed a deal with the nation’s Government in 2017 to help develop their football infrastructure.

Meanwhile, United take on Chelsea in an FA Cup blockbuster at Stamford Bridge tonight.

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