AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium….

A supporter of the AC Milan football club wears a jersey of the honorary president of the club Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold the soccer club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team, made the remarks to local newspapers on Tuesday. He said they will be paying at least €400m over the next two years, which may value the club at up to €750m including debt. “Milan has now embarked on this path towards China,” he said without disclosing the identity of the buyers. However other media outlets, citing their own sources, said the terms of the deal are still being finalised. Berlusconi, 79, has served as prime minister four times but was convicted of tax fraud and bribery. His family holding company Fininvest reportedly entered into exclusive talks with the Chinese investor group in May. The consortium is looking to buy 80% of the club immediately before eventually taking over the remainder. The deal could even result in the soccer club being listed in China, according to Reuters news agency.

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