Manchester United are meeting with the two most high-profile bidders, consortiums led by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, on Thursday and Friday ahead of what are expected to be improved offers for control of the club, sources have told ESPN.

Sources said that representatives of Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim are expected at Old Trafford and Carrington for presentations on Thursday.

Sheikh Jassim is not set to attend but British billionaire Ratcliffe, chairman and CEO of chemical company INEOS, could be present for a similar presentation on Friday. Ratcliffe is due to attend Nice's Europa Conference League tie with Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night.

The Glazer family, who announced they are considering selling the club in November and Raine Group, the merchant bank overseeing the process, are expecting improved offers once presentations to interested parties have concluded.