Wacky rumor claims Apple wants to buy soccer club Manchester United

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Here on Macworld we’ve covered dozens of Apple acquisitions—both real and imagined—over the years. But the latest company that Apple is reportedly interested in buying is a weird one: the soccer club Manchester United. The Daily Star reported Thursday that “bosses of Apple have expressed an interest in discussing a potential deal” with current owners Joel and Avram Glazer. The asking price was initially set at £8.25 billion (roughly $10 billion) but Apple is understood to be planning to spend something closer to £5.8 billion. These are enormous sums in the world of sport and would smash the re…

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