Man Utd takeover: 12 brilliant photos of the mansions, yachts and Picasso works owned by prospective buyers

From iconic London buildings to luxury New York pads and even a Picasso collection, the relatives and associates of Sheikh Jassim have an impressive portfolio.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is the name on the lips of Manchester United fans as the Qatari businessman bids to buy the club from the Glazers.

Relatively little is known about the businessman who found a spare £4 billion to throw at buying Manchester United, but his father and those who surround him are certainly much more high-profile names.

Sheikh Jassim is the son of Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, nicknamed HBJ, the prime minister of Qatar between 2007 and 2013. Sheikh Hamad has brokered some huge business deals and bought large parts of London.

Sheikh Jassim is said to be a big Manchester United fan, but an affinity for football is not shared by his father.

Speaking to The Athletic, the ex-Qatari PM said: "'I don't like this investment. Maybe it will work well. But you know, some of my sons like this, they always discuss it with me. They're pushing hard, this isn't my speciality.

"Let me put it like this: I am an investor. If it will one day be a good investment, I will think about it. I will not look at it as something you do just as an advertisement."

Below are just 12 of the businesses and properties owned by those surrounding Sheikh Jassim, including Sheikh Hamad and the Qatari Investment Authority.

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