Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani could reportedly turn his attention to buying West Ham United if he misses out on Manchester United.
The wealthy Qatari businessman and former politician, who is worth an estimated £1.2bn, has been clear in his ambition to buy a Premier League club this year.
It seems the way the game of football is gone now that you have to have some big billionaire backing you or you have no chance. This would be music to West Ham fans ears after an incredible week for the East London club in Europe and in the Premier League.
Spanish outlet El Pais explains that plans are already in place to try for another popular Premier League team if United aren’t available, with West Ham cited as a good option due to being in London and filling their 62,500-seater stadium each week.