Apple Reportedly Expresses Interest In Buying Manchester United

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has expressed interest in buying UK soccer team Manchester United for 5.8 billion pounds, according to several media reports citing people familiar with the matter.

A number of other parties also said to be interested in the potential acquisition.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is keen to explore the opportunities owning United could provide - and will line up talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale, the reports said.

On Tuesday, Manchester United said that its board commenced a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club. It would consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the company.

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