Roma Will Not Be Sold To Mikhail Prokhorov - Spokesman

The Russian billionaire's spokesman has unequivocally announced that rumours linking Prokhorov with buying out AS Roma are false...
While Roma president Rosella Sensi is repeating that more players must be sold before the Giallorossi can reinforce their squad further, there were rumours that the Lupi could be rescued by Russian investment.

However, Mikhail Prokhorov's spokesman, Igor Petrov, has explained that there has never been contact between the Russian billionaire and the Giallorossi.

"Mr Prokhorov is not interested in this football club and I do not have any information regarding this issue," Petrov told

When he was asked if there had been any contact between Prokhorov and Unicredit, the Italian bank to whom Roma's debt is owed, the answer was equally negative.

"I have no information regarding that project," the spokesman concluded.

Roma were also the subject of another failed takeover by the Swiss-German consortium led by Vinicio Fioranelli earlier this summer. It is the second year that takeover talks have hampered the Giallorossi's transfer plans, with American billionaire George Soros failing in his takeover bid in 2008.

Anthony Wright,