AC Milan beat Genoa 2-0 at San Siro last night and one of the topics that fans will have discussed inside the stadium will have been the reportedly imminent takeover.
There are now widespread reports from a number of reliable sources suggesting that Milan are close to being taken over by Investcorp, a Bahrain-based fund with assets worth over $34bn.
Paolo Maldini spoke to DAZN before the game last night and offered an important message: “Possible sale? I can’t tell you anything because I know little. It is normal that in the future of Milan there may also be a sale; when it will be honestly I don’t know. This also applies to corporate matters.
“I think that with six days to go it is in everyone’s interest, including the club, to think about winning this title, to try. We have the semi-final of the Italian Cup which could be a great goal,” he said.
MilanNews writes how the words of the technical director are clear: to keep the focus on the pitch because we are entering the decisive phase of the season, with five league games that will decide the title and a cup semi-final next week.
It is difficult to say if the era of Elliott Management is coming to an end, but the negotiation with Investcorp is concrete and real, though Maldini tried to bring everyone back to earth. It isimpossible to ignore these rumours, but it is equally impossible not to play have an eye on the derby and on the remaining league commitments.