MN: Milan’s ownership situation sees Newcastle and Man Utd sense opening in Botman race

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan seemed to be well on their way towards securing Sven Botman to reinforce the defence, but there is the risk of being hijacked.

MilanNews report how Paolo Maldini’s interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport today was an admission that the Rossoneri’s summer mercato risks being slowed down by the change in ownership from Elliott Management to RedBird capital.

One of the names that could be affected by this situation is that of Sven Botman. Milan have an agreement with the Dutch defender over a five-year deal worth €3m net per season, but Lille have not yet given the definite yes to a €30m deal.

As long as the change of ownership from Elliott to RedBird is not completed, it will not be possible to close the operation and that is why clubs like Newcastle United and Manchester United are sensing an opening, and they can both offer more money in transfer fee and salary.

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  1. Should have went with Investcorp if Elliot cares about our future success – but unsurprisingly they took the most $ instead. Can’t blame them but not looking like the best for us fans. Esp the M&M disrespect. Time will tell I guess

  2. I was screaming on top of my voices here investcorp is much better but some how few here said no ways red bird this and that see for yourself we are in limbo and its just a start. I already said wait till transfer market this will be crazy hope I am proven wrong…..all the hard work pioli along Maldini and massara did is being completely over run….to give continuity you need to add in bits even that is not happening….Well what ever it is its always forza milan

    1. Investcorp wants to buy Milan with €800 million and €400 million debt while RedBird wants to buy with €1.3 billion but no debt. Elliot doesn’t want another Yohongli case where the owner gave debt and almost put Milan in bankrupt.

      1. Even red bird formula involve debt if I am sure……Well things will be clearer in near future…..that Chinese case looked out of sorts but not every potential owner will bring their investment down like that……Well its past now let’s see what future holds

      2. Do you even know what your talking about lol. That is a false narrative. Re-check your facts. Redbird are not paying 1.3B in cash my friend. Nobody does that lol. Li happened because of Berlusconi. He didn’t give a shit if Li had $ or not. And because Italian politics is corrupt – Italian regulators either didn’t vet the sale or were paid off as an easy deep dive into the finances of Li (as the New York Times did) would have shown he had no $$ of his own and it was ALL borrowed practically. No way Berlusconi would have gotten away with this in a different regulated country like the US or England. Redbird won because they are paying more $$ and they are allowing Elliott retain a 30% interest in the club. Period. That’s it. Stop the BS Arab bashing and get your facts correct.

  3. Good! He’s not needed, he would be a waste of money. As for the takeover, it’s doesn’t matter, Elliott don’t NEED to sell, if the takeover takes too long, Elliott will simply continue.

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