A cut-off of 9pm on Wednesday had initially been set for parties to submit revised offers and, after this was extended, both Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim both intend to meet the new deadline. Ineos founder Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank and the son of a former Qatari prime minister, are the only bidders who have gone public with their intentions to complete a full takeover.
Both Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have been granted extensions following the 9pm deadline on Wednesday night
The 24-year-old has come under the spotlight in recent months as the Hammers battle to stay in the Premier League while his future continues to be speculated on. Leaders Arsenal have been heavily linked with the England midfielder, who is in line to collect his 40th cap in the Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy on Thursday night. "This midfield role is a vital part of any team because in an ideal world, it's multi-dimensional - you are creative, you chip in with goals and you've got a defensive head at all times," Souness wrote in the Daily Mail last month.