INEOS founder Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani are the frontrunners ahead of tonight’s 9pm deadline
The Blues travel to France to face the current holders Lyon in the first leg of this quarter-final
The Ineos founder is one of an unknown number of bidders seeking to take full control of or make significant investment in the Old Trafford club. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar is the only other bidder who is seeking to complete a full takeover that has gone public with their intentions. It was already understood that Sheikh Jassim would be making a second bid.