Apple 'interested in buying Manchester United' in £5.8bn deal 2 weeks ago

Apple 'interested in buying Manchester United' in £5.8bn deal

Apple 'express interest' in buying United.

Manchester United could reportedly be bought by technology giants Apple in a deal which could see them pay an enormous £5.8bn.

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The Glazer family, the club's controversial owners since 2005, announced earlier this week that they were open to considering a sale.

According to Jeremy Cross in the Daily Star, Apple have expressed an interest in doing a deal for United despite having no previous interest in owning a football club.

CEO Tim Cook is said to be interested in the potential opportunities owning United could bring, with the report adding that he will schedule talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale.

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Should Apple buy United, it could see them build a new state-of-the-art stadium for the club. Though Old Trafford remains the biggest club stadium in the UK, the ground has shown its age in recent years - prompting the Glazers to consider significant improvements to it before deciding on a potential sale.

Should Apple finalise a takeover, United would become the richest club in the world again - with the tech company's wealth eclipsing that of Newcastle's Saudi backers.

The Glazers are expected to spend the coming weeks talking to potential buyers.

Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's wealthiest man and a boyhood Man United fan, has already expressed his own interest in the club.

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