TECH giants Apple are reportedly interested in a stunning deal to take over Manchester United.
CEO Tim Cook is said to be lining up talks with the bosses in charge of overseeing a sale.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is open to holding talks over a potential dealGetty Images – Getty
Company chiefs have expressed their interest in holding discussions over a deal to take over at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star.
They are believed to be lining up a £5.8billion bid for the Red Devils.
California-based Apple are worth an estimated £2TRILLION.
They are the largest tech company in the world and boast an annual revenue of close to £326bn.
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Apple’s plan could involve the construction of a new state-of-the-art stadium.
Red Devils legend Gary Neville said earlier this year that United needed £1bn to rebuild or renovate Old Trafford.
Facebook and Amazon are also reported to be among the potential candidates to take over the reigns from the Glazers, while there could be a state-backed bid from Dubai, the capital of the UAE.
Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe is another who wants to buy the Red Devils.
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Club legend David Beckham is believed to be open to talks with bidders about forming a consortium to become new owners.
United announced on Monday that the Glazers were “looking to explore strategic alternatives” for the club.
The sale is being handled by the US-based Raine Group, who also oversaw Todd Boehly’s takeover of Chelsea earlier this year.
The Glazers, who United fans have protested heavily against, are likely to sell to the highest bidder.