Confirmed: Manchester United owners in talks to buy this club

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Manchester United owners, the Glazer family, are in talks to buy Indian Super League club East Bengal, Sourav Ganguly has confirmed.

Ganguly, who is a legend of Indian cricket and the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly facilitating the sale of the club, which finished bottom of the 2021-22 Indian Super League table.

Ganguly said, via Times of India: “Yes we have spoken to them and others also. It will take 10-12 more days to know who will be the entity.”

Pushed on whether the Glazer family would be coming in as investors, the former India captain said: “No, no (they are coming) as an owner.”

Ganguly did urge caution, though, suggesting that talks have plenty of time to go and it is too early to suggest who will become the new owners of the club.

“It takes some time,” he added. “First, let it reach a stage then we will make a comment. I will speak only after there’s a concrete development.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has hinted that the club could splash the cash in the upcoming transfer window.

When asked by Sky Sports if the club are able to invest before next season, Glazer replied: “We’ve always spent the money necessary to buy new players.”