Massimo Moratti, the owner of Internazionale, revealed yesterday that he expects the sale of the Serie A club to go through even though there is no definitive agreement in place with Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.
According to the Reuters news agency, Moratti said that there was “absolutely not” a binding agreement with Thohir after reports earlier in the day suggested that a preliminary deal had been struck at a meeting in Paris. Talks between the two parties over a deal reportedly worth up to Eur350 million have been going on for months.
“There are no major problems to reach an eventual agreement,” Moratti added. The Inter owner added that he does not expect to remain at the club as chairman following the proposed takeover.
The report added that Inter has debts of about Eur300 million and Moratti has previously indicated he would not sell a majority shareholding in the club, which is currently third in Serie A. Thohir is already a stakeholder in Major League Soccer club DC United and NBA basketball team the Philadelphia 76ers in the US.