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The Qatari businessman remains one of two contenders in the battle to buy the Old Trafford club, rivalling British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe in a saga that has now lasted a number of months.
However, in a major power move to seize control of the Premier League giants, Sheikh Jassim submitted the offer directly to the club’s owners, the Glazer family, and Raine Group, the American bankers managing the long-running saga.
Mail Sport understands the Sheikh has also told those involved that he will engage up until Friday. After then, the bid will stand, but there will be no further negotiations.
But who exactly is the Qatari banker? What's his net worth? And has he now overtaken Ratcliffe in the race to buy Manchester United?
Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani has made a final offer to buy Manchester United
The businessman has given United's owners, the Glazer family, a deadline of Friday to respond
Sheikh Jassim is the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) and is also a member of the Qatari royal family. He spent much of his youth in the United Kingdom, going to school in Dorset before studying at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.
Jassim would graduate as an officer cadet, and would go on to be a board member at one of the world's biggest investment banks, Credit Suisse, before becoming a banker himself.
That's where the details around Jassim become hazy. In fact, for someone who could soon possess one of the most famous faces in football, the lack of public knowledge on Sheikh Jassim is startling.
Much more is known about his father, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, nicknamed both 'HBJ' and 'the man who bought London', however.
HBJ, who was prime minister of Qatar between 2007 and 2013, has given £2.6m in cash to King Charles across several face-to-face meetings, delivered in a variety of suitcases, a holdall and in Fortnum & Mason carrier bags.
This money went to charity, with the handovers very much legal.
Sheikh Jassim is the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank and is a member of the Qatari royal family
His father, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, was prime minister of Qatar between 2007 and 2013
Sheikh Jassim is a life-long United fan - but the one photo showing him in a club shirt has been described as 'not an official picture'
He still faces competition from Ineos chief and United supporter Sir Jim Ratcliffe (pictured)
HBJ has also been involved in the running of Paris Saint-Germain, having been the former chair of the Qatari Investment Authority (QIA). The QIA owns the Qatar Sports Authority (QSA), who own PSG.
While UEFA do not allow an individual or entity to own more than one club in the same competition, Sheikh Jassim ensures he is independent from the QIA - and thus PSG - in theory solving that problem.
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