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AC Milan and Inter have started to explore options in China and the Middle East for financial backing, Tuttosport reports.
The two San Siro clubs have had well-documented financial issues in recent times, and their transfer strategies have been affected as a result.
The Rossoneri had to offload star duo Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, whilst the Nerazzurri sold Samuel Eto’o and Thiago Motta over the last 12 months to balance the books.
With both sides adopting a cautious approach in terms of purchasing new players in the transfer window so far, extra avenues to bring in money are being explored.
It is thought that Inter supremo Massimo Moratti is looking to China for potential investors, whilst Milan's Silvio Berlusconi is gauging opportunities in the Middle East.
Both clubs have fallen behind Juventus on and off the pitch, with Antonio Conte’s side winning the Scudetto last season and showcasing their financially might in the transfer market this summer following attempts to sign high-profile players such as Robin van Persie, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain.