Berlusconi: “Milan fans have no patience or memory…”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has been talking to Telelombardia.

Having already explained that he turned down an €80 million offer for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, he brought everyone up to speed on the proposed sale of the club, stating that;

“Negotiations are ongoing. I confess that I have to meet tomorrow with our managers who are assisting with the deal and until then I cannot give you a precise answer.

“We’ve met a dozen groups available to take over at Milan but we rejected the ones that we didn’t consider to offer sufficient guarantees for the future.

He moved on to assure fans that they shouldn’t be worried with all the current uncertainty, slamming the supporters for their ‘lack of memory’.

“At one point the supporters of Milan agreed with the club to show patience. Unfortunately, I have noticed recently that they have neither patience nor memory. They forget about the results of Milan over the 30 years.”

He then spoke about his vision for the future of the iconic Stadio San Siro, which rumours in the past have stated that Milan are looking to move out of.

Milan set for San Siro exit? | Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Milan set for San Siro exit? | Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

“It’s been the setting for some of our most famous victories and I’m tied to the place. I believe sharing the stadium with Inter is acceptable.

“I would personally choose to remain here but if new owners come in and decide to build a new stadium then who am I to argue.”

Finally, he spoke on rumours that playing legend Paolo Maldini is set to return to the club in some capacity.

Berlusconi replied: “I’ve heard these stories but I don’t believe Paolo is available because he is now a shareholder with a company in America.”

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