Pier Silvio Berlusconi welcomes Thohir's Inter takeover

The son of the former Italian Prime Minister has stated that the Indonesian was a welcome addition but added that his own club was not for sale
Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir's move to take over Seria A side Inter Milan has got the approval of Pier Silvio Belusconi, who is the son of the president of rival club AC Milan.

The younger Berlusconi stated that he will welcome the Indonesian investor, who is fast closing in on sealing the deal, with open arms to the Serie A.

"If there are foreigners who are willing and able to invest in our football, then it is a good thing," he said.

But he also took the opportunity to point out that Milan will never be up for sale.

"But I see this sport with a sense of romance and passion and my father also has the same perspective," Berlusconi said.

"That is why he will never sell Milan's shares.

"When you hear the word 'Milan', it reminds you of the red and black colours."

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti recently revealed that takeover talks were still ongoing.

Thohir is a known basketball fan, and is currently the president of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association. He also has a majority share in Major League Soccer side DC United. He has stakes in the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, in addition to local sides Satria Muda BritAma Jakarta and the Indonesia Warriors.

The 43-year-old built his fortune in the media industry with companies dealing in print and broadcast.