Tuttosport: Investcorp want to gift Milan fans Man City star amid €100m summer budget

By Isak Möller -

Investcorp are on the brink of taking over AC Milan from the current owners Elliott Management, with the negotiations in the final stages. And the Bahrain-based fund already has a plan for the summer mercato. 

According to today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), due diligence has now been completed and all that’s missing is a signature for the takeover. The final closing should arrive at the end of the season and the deal will be worth €1.18bn.

Investcorp intend to follow the path that Elliott Management have laid out in recent years. That is, they won’t be making any high-risk investments on the market, but they will be a bit more aggressive than the American hedge fund.

Therefore, they intend to make a budget of €100m available for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara this summer, as both are expected to stay at the club. This means that, in addition to Divock Origi and Sven Botman, they can focus on a few big names.

The biggest name on their radar, without a doubt, is Riyad Mahrez. This is the gift that Investcorp want to give to the Rossoneri fans.

Tags AC Milan Investcorp Man City Riyad Mahrez


  1. What gift?!

    Leave Maldini, Massara and Moncada to do their jobs, please. Don’t force players on them and then question bad results later.

    1. Why mahrez? Why Not charles de ketelaere. Mahrez is great but charles has some immense potential..with the right training if not injured.


    Elliott already had a 100M budget before Investcorp showed up, what in an actual f*ck! At this rate when Mercato actually starts there we will be reading about Investcorp gifting us with Messias on a 4 year contract.

  3. What happened to the 300m??? All these hedge funds I don’t like them..I wish someone like Abramovic or PSG and man City sheikh can remember millan.. which one is 100m as a gift.. nonsense

  4. No one thinks Milan have a €300 million budget, stop believing everything you read. There’s no chance of Man City selling Mahrez for less than €60 million. He’s too expensive for Milan. Milan aren’t likely to spend more than €40 on a player.

  5. Actually I really like the Elliot policy which is to buy young players with potential. We should continue in that way and Investcorp money needs just to secure players when they are good enough to play a role, like Leao for example. Do not want PSG strategy, it represents all I hate in football.

  6. This is all fake reports,
    They’re just selling their papers but nobody know what exactly is Investcorp’s market strategies. So we shouldn’t worry about this baseless rumors. What is more important now is support our lions to wins the remaining four games.

  7. Everyone, so I spoke with Paolo Maldini and Investcorp to ask them what’s the truth beyond all these circulating crap? Here’s the explanation: €100M is for Mahrez only…the other €200M will be for Scamaca, Berardi, Oshimen, Norman and Origi for free. Gazidis will stay. In the late twist, Kessie, believe it or not, will remain and accept 6.5M annual salary but will be given an add on…and Torino’s Bremer will also join Milan. Romagnoli will stay and won’t be cut in salary because Investcorp has enough money. They also confirm that Donnarumma will return to his home to stay with his parents, but NOT to AC Milan 🤣🤣🤩

  8. I would guess advanced negotiations for Berardi happening right now. Mahrez is just a flim flam name being thrown around. I do think a Mercato of Berardi, Zaniolo and a very good striker is on the cards (plus Botman). I also think the new owners will spend what is required as advised by Maldini etc. Maldini and Massara clearly want a a young player policy and leaning towards Italians.

    The name of Verratti is the most interesting one, that’s a game changer…..

  9. Also, Milan will win 3-1 against Fiorentina, 3-0 against Hellas, 3-2 against Atlanta and draw 1-1 against Sassuolo. Inter Milan will lose 1 – 2 against Udinese, draw 2-2 against Empoli and win the rest…AC Milan will be 2021/2022 Serie A Scudetto. Simone Inzaghi will coach Juventus, Inter will hire Diego Simeone, Roma will eventually get Ivan Juric. Mourinho will go to PSG

  10. Starting with forced players by tge owners ,we’ll soon have a team of shish kebabs!I bet we will lose this scudeto, Maldini will leave and many players too!Another bs”reforma” is coming!This arabs have no patience,knowledge,they want just a tool to measure their stupid ego,thats all

  11. Mahrez Will not expensive . Contract left 1 years,and already 31 years. Estimated only 20-30 m euro fee transfer + salary 6m euro nett/ years. For total budget transfer let’s just wait till takeover finish and don’t believe all rumour easily. Even if Mahrez not coming , there is still ziyech ,Antony,raphinha. Or the worst gift signing junior messias with 4 years contract wkwkwkwk ( just kidding)

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