Moratti silent over reports

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has refused to elaborate on newspaper reports he is poised to sell a majority stake in the club.

Last Updated: 19/07/13 at 15:31 Post Comment

Massimo Moratti: Inter president would not be drawn on reports he is set to sell

Massimo Moratti: Inter president would not be drawn on reports he is set to sell

Moratti has admitted holding talks with businessman Erick Thohir over a significant investment in the Serie A club, who are eager to build a new stadium before leaving the San Siro, but reports in Italy suggest the Indonesian could spend up to 300million euros to acquire 75 per cent of Moratti's controlling stake.

Oil tycoon Moratti, who has served as Inter president since 1995, would welcome any investment that helped strengthen and modernise the club, but he told Gazetta dello Sport reporters they knew more than him about any imminent transferral of power.

Quoted on inter.it, he said: "I was informed about (the stories) and I read them myself this morning. I keep learning about what's going on thanks to the newspapers."

An inquiry as to whether a conclusive meeting with Thohir would take place this week received short shrift, as Moratti simply replied: "No."

Thohir amassed much of his fortune in the newspaper industry and bought Major League Soccer outfit DC United in 2012.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Dani Osvaldo leaves Southampton two years early

Southampton have terminated the contract of record signing Dani Osvaldo.

Slaven Bilic missing from West Ham bench for Europa League opener

Academy manager Terry Westley will be in charge when West Ham make their Europa League debut against Andorran side FC Lusitans.

Matej Vydra joins Watford on five-year deal after two loan spells

Striker Matej Vydra is back with Watford, this time on a permanent basis after signing a five-year deal to join the club from Udinese.

Mail Box

Are United Aiming Too High On Transfers?

One mailer wonders whether United are aiming a little high on their transfer ambitions. Plus, BAHs, West Ham in Europe, petty annoyances and Michu to United...

Liverpool Are Attractive To Strikers

You've got little competition and bags of service from midfield, so surely strikers would love to join Liverpool? Plus England's future, Callum Wilson handshakes and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company