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Man United Takeover And Transfer News LIVE United 'Agree' Gakpo Deal and Glazers sale updates

Following the Glazers' admission that they are open to selling United, a whole host of billionaires have indicated their interest in owning the club.

MEN Sport has already disclosed both Lord Jim O'Neill and Zara entrepreneur Amancio Ortega are considering a move, with the end of the Glazer family's 17-year reign at Old Trafford purportedly moving ever closer.

Transfer talk is starting to take over Old Trafford's agenda with just over a month until the January transfer window opens. Before Erik ten Hag closed a deal for Brazilian winger Antony, the club gave Cody Gakpo some thought in the summer. However, a move for Gakpo could still be in the works.

The 23-year-old international from the Netherlands has been a standout at the World Cup thus far, scoring twice in Louis van Gaal's team's two games. It is now being said that the player may ultimately sign with M16 during the mid-season transfer window.

Glazers sale updates

The Glazers were among the owners who made an effort to apologize for the action in an effort to mend the perpetually tense relationship between ownership and supporters. However, little appeared to change outside a strange involvement with the club's fan forum, as interest and dividend payments continued to flow out of the United coffers.

Investor Nick Train stated he wanted a meeting with club executives after the ESL revelations and was "examining the consequences for our investment." His Lindsell Train UK equity fund owns 27% of the outstanding A-shares in United on the New York Stock Exchange, essentially 7% of the club.

"In response, we requested meetings with all three teams [including Celtic, despite the fact that they were not ESL members], which we have since held.

"At these discussions, we communicated our disappointment in Juventus and Manchester United for the harm they have done to their own reputations. We want clarification on their stance going forward with reference to the ESL.

"We advised them to resume civil dialogue with every football community member in order to achieve win-win outcomes. As events develop, we continue to closely monitor them and weigh their potential effects on our investment case.

In his monthly update, Train said, "We were astonished when the European Super League was revealed in April."

It was a rare instance in which the Glazers' ownership was criticized by the people they cared about most: investors. Additionally, murmurs of unhappiness from key sponsors Adidas and Teamviewer followed the ESL fiasco's aftermath, which was not helped by subpar play on the field.

Just over a year later, the Glazers have revised their strategy and will now consider proposals from parties prepared to fork over the billions needed to acquire the team.

United 'agree' Gakpo deal

A agreement in principle has reportedly been reached for Cody Gakpo of PSV after United pursued a deal for the player in the summer.

The 23-year-old might join United by January, according to Football Insider, as the team continues to look for a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement.

Gakpo, who is competing for the Netherlands at the World Cup, has scored twice in as many games.

According to reports cited by Football Insider, Man United and PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo have signed a "deal in principle."

As initially reported by this website, the Premier League heavyweights attempted to acquire the forward, 23, from the Dutch club in the summer but had a £25 million bid rejected.

But if United wants to reach a full agreement during the winter transfer window rather than having to wait until next summer to complete the transfer, it will need to persuade PSV to sell their prize asset in January.

Gakpo, who is leading the way for Holland at the World Cup and scored in both of their opening group games against Senegal and Ecuador, is a favorite of manager Erik ten Hag.

Even if Gakpo's value increases as a result of an outstanding World Cup campaign with Holland, United believes they are currently in a strong position to win the race for him the following year.

As his profile grows, the forward has his sights set on a Champions League team rather than a mid-table Premier League team.

Gakpo is currently represented by Dutch agency SEG, but it's believed he's looking for new agents in preparation for a transfer next year.

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