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.