The Italian Premier says ‘the best of the best’ are coming to Serie A
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In a statement issued by the Italian Premier Mario Monti, the Italian Football Federation has announced that Milan are in talks with a number of potential new owners.
The Premier says that the club has not made any announcements yet, but it has been in talks for a number years with a group of interested parties.
Milan will not enter the bidding war with any of the interested parties, but will look at other opportunities in order to bring the squad to Serie B. “The Italian Football Association and the Milanese have been in negotiations for a few years with several interested parties in order for the team to be in Serie B, but these negotiations have not been concluded,” the statement reads.
However, the statement also says that Milan will continue to look for new investors, but that there will be no direct bidding war.
“The new owners are all very important to us and they will all work together to get the best possible product,” the Premier says.
A lot has changed since last year, when the Italian side were relegated to Serie D and had to pay a massive €100 million in fines.
Monti said in a press conference at the start of this season that the Serie A season would be the last before the team’s new owners were brought in.
“This season is the last, because we will not be able to finish the season in Serie A, and we will be in a new league in 2019,” Monti said.
With the team being bought by a consortium of investors, Milan will be allowed to use the stadium and training ground as they see fit.
It has been a long time since Milan have been relegated, but this is their first season in the lower division.
According to Monti the club’s transfer business will continue as normal, with the club aiming to raise €10 million this season.
And this is a long way from the €80 million Monti had promised, but he is clearly confident in the club.
“Milan have been a great team this season and we want to give the fans a great season,” Montis statement reads, “And to do that we need a great manager and a great squad.”
There are also talks about a possible move to the Chinese Super League, which would see the club play in a league with a more competitive format.
Earlier this week the Italian media reported that the Premier is also looking at a potential move to Qatar.
But the Premier has stated that Milan and Qatar have had no discussions with the latter about a potential purchase of the club, and that there is no intention to make any changes.
He added that the transfer window will be open, and all parties will be free to discuss any transfer options.